Six world premiere, 15-minute operas are presented together for this evening-length program in the intimate Leonard Nimoy Thalia. Envisioned as a new kind of opera that embraces brevity and tackles big ideas playfully, each micro opera is connected to the next to create a fluid theatrical experience. Featured composers are Jason Cady, Aaron Siegel, Matthew Welch, Miguel Frasconi, Cristina Lord, and Nicole Murphy. Directed by Rob Reese. experimentsinopera.com
Stick around after the 2pm matinee on Saturday, May 6th for a talkback with the composers, plus authors Patricia Marx, A.M. Homes, Andrew McCuaig, and Keith Scribner!
Elyse Kakacek, soprano
Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano
Timothy Stoddard, tenor
Eric McKeever, baritone
Mila Henry, piano
Meaghan Burke, cello
Domenica Fossati, flute
Shawn Lovato, bass
Joe Bergen, percussion
David Bloom, musical director
Rob Reese, director and lighting designer
Casey Alexander Smith, scenic designer
Fay Leshner, costume designer
Esti Bernstein, production stage manager
Perri Di Christina, production assistant
Presented in partnership with Experiments in Opera.
Supported by the Isaiah Sheffer Fund for New Initiatives.