The New York Opera Fest Kickoff May 1, Opera Sarasota premieres “The Rockinghorse Winners” and a new edition of “Vinkensport, or the Finch Opera”, Garston Opera premieres “The Skating Rink” and Opera Columbus to premiere “The Flood”.
The New York Opera Fest begins next week, starting with a Kickoff Event on Tuesday May 1st, which is close to being sold out.
(THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT, PLEASE CHECK HERE WITH DETAILS ON HOW TO GET ON THE WAIT LIST)
And if you want tickets to all of the festival events, you can find them all on the website, nyoperafest.com including special FestTix which are 12 and under and are only available until April 30th.
Next week’s events include Heartbeat Opera’s “Don Giovanni” and “Fidelio”, Cantanti Project’s World Premiere of “Tabla Rassa”, a jazz opera, Encompass Opera Theater’s Paradigm Shifts Music & Film Festival, Here Arts Center’s performances of Basil Twists’ “Symphonie Phantastique”, Experiments in Opera’s Shadow Puppet performance of “And Here We Are”, and Hunter Opera Theater and the Richard Burke Pocket Opera at Hunter College in collaboration with American Opera Projects 3 one act premieres “The Bone Keepers”, “OPERAbbit”, “MarShawn”.
June 20 – July 14 Opera Saratoga is have a Double Feature of the American premiere of “Rocking Horse Winner” and the world premire of a new edition of “Vinkensport, or the Finch Opera” by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek that we had on our last podcast.
This July, Garsington Opera is staging the world premiere of David Sawer, and Rory Mullarkeyan’s The Skating Rink, based on the award-winning novel by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. This will be the first world premiere for this british Opera company.
And this September, Opera Columbus will hold the world premiere of Korine Fujiwara and Stephen Wadsworth’s opera “The Flood”. The opera is focused on the Great Flood of 1913 which destroyed Columbus’ Franklinton neighborhood.
And coming on our next indie opera podcast we are playing music from the Opera America Women’s Grants recipients and selections from the New York Opera fest so please go to our website or iTunes to subscribe.
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