Handel’s Agrippina – performances Saturday and Sunday, both at 3:00 PM
Remaining tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.
Thank you to Neke Carson and Jamaal Williams for these lovely production photos:
To purchase tickets for Handel’s Agrippina, January 16, 18, and 19, click…
And in the meantime, we’d like to announce our first…official…public…
THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY – Thursday, January 16 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, January 18 at 3:00 PM; and Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 PM, 2014.
in the Italian Renaissance Library of the Fabbri Mansion, 7 East 95th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues, New York City.
March 1, 2009 – it is my song that’s flown… all new music, soprano Alissa Rose and pianist Jennifer Peterson.
November 20, 2009 – HANDEL at the Gershwin, featuring Sharin Apostolou, Jennifer Hines, Gerald Thompson, Tommy Wazelle, and Tim Hill, with the operamission HANDEL Band, led by Jennifer Peterson from the harpsichord.
January 29, 2010 – KEITH JAMESON / CABARET SONGS, at the Gershwin Hotel with pianist Jennifer Peterson.
March 3, 2010 – HANDEL at the Gershwin, featuring Amy van Roekel, Caroline Worra, Alteoise deVaughn, Daniel Bubeck, Matthew Garrett, and David Salsbery Fry, with the operamission HANDEL Band, led by Jennifer Peterson from the harpsichord.
April 2 and 3, 2010 – OPERA IN FLIGHT: new scenes & one-acts, at the Gershwin Hotel, by composers Clint Borzoni, Edward Ficklin, George Flynn, and Stephen Andrew Taylor, conducted by Jennifer Peterson.
August 17-22, 2010 – Così fan tutte: Some Assembly Required, at the Gershwin Hotel, hosted by Ned Canty, Cori Ellison, and Jennifer Peterson.
November 20 and 21, December 4, 2010 – Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, tenor Adam Klein, pianist Jennifer Peterson.
February 11 and 18, 2011 – kurt weill uncovered: in cabaret, featuring soprano Marcy Richardson, baritone Ian Greenlaw, and guests, at the Gershwin Hotel.
April 29, 2011 – hosted by operamission: RECITAL & LIVE RECORDING SESSION – soprano Marcy Richardson sings ‘Seconda Donna’ Arias from Handel’s Italian Operas, with the operamission HANDEL Band at the Gershwin Hotel.
May 16, 2011 – hosted by operamission: The CONCORDIUM HARMONIE ENSEMBLE in their Manhattan Debut, inaugural All-Mozart Program.
June 3 and 4, 2011 – SCHOENBERG and STRAVINSKY: Defining classics. Pierrot Lunaire and L’Histoire du Soldat, with Jennifer Berkebile, John Carlo Pierce, Ryan Allen, Cameron Smith, conducted by Jennifer Peterson
August 16 through September 4, 2011 – Puccini’s La Bohème: Assembly Required, hosted by Eric Einhorn, Cori Ellison, Jonathon Field, Jennifer Peterson, and Marc Verzatt.
September 19, 2011 – Figaro al fresco – a comic cliffhanger: Acts I & II of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at the Bryant Park Fall Festival, starring Cory Clines, Sharin Apostolou, Michael Weyandt, Inna Dukach; staged by director Peter Kozma, with outdoor wind chamber band led by Jennifer Peterson from the piano.
February 2, 2012 – a Poulenc Cabaret, at the Gershwin Hotel, featuring Ross Benoliel, Michelle Jennings, Max Midroit, John Carlo Pierce, Marcy Richardson, Kimberly Sogioka, Nicholas Tamagna, Cory Tiffin, Randal Turner, Deborah van Renterghem, Michael Weyandt; co-curated by Jessica Goldring and Jennifer Peterson.
May 26, 29, and 31, 2012 – Handel’s ALMIRA, Königin von Castilien (HWV 1), North American Premiere, at the Gershwin Hotel, starring Christy Lombardozzi, Nell Snaidas, Kristen Plumley, Keith Jameson, Karim Sulayman, Michael Weyandt, David Kravitz, Mark Risinger; directed by Jeff Caldwell, period baroque orchestra conducted by Jennifer Peterson.
October 15, 2012 – Pierrot 100, hosted by Fred Sherry and Kenneth Slowik, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium, featuring Jennifer Berkebile, conducted by Jennifer Peterson.
January 10, 2013 – operamission new cabaret, all new songs from 2012, including the winners of operamission’s Cabaret Song Composition Contest, at OPERA America’s National Opera Center, hosted by Michael Ching and Jennifer Peterson.
May 21, 23, and 25, 2013 – Handel’s RODRIGO (HWV 5), North American Premiere, with period baroque orchestra at the Gershwin Hotel, starring Nicholas Tamagna, Dísella Lárusdóttir, Madeline Bender, John Carlo Pierce, Christopher Newcomer, Daniel Bubeck; led by director Jeff Caldwell and conductor Jennifer Peterson.
August 28, 29, and September 7, 2013 – Creating the Work – ANTINOUS AND HADRIAN, a new full-length opera by Clint Borzoni, libretto by Edward Ficklin, assembled on the spot in three sessions, in collaboration with NYC’s Queer Urban Orchestra, at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Chelsea, featuring Christopher Sokolowski, Tommy Wazelle, Cory Clines; conducted by Jennifer Peterson.
September 13 and 14, 2013 – hosted by operamission: New Vintage Baroque’s ‘Diana, Goddess of the Hunt and the Moon,’ music of Charpentier, Bernier, Rebel, Campra, and the world premiere of Doug Balliett’s rap cantata Actaeon.
January 16, 18, and 19, 2014 – Handel’s AGRIPPINA (HWV 6), at the Fabbri Mansion, 7 East 95th Street, starring Karen Driscoll, Paul Goodwin-Groen, Marcy Richardson, José Lemos, Kimberly Sogioka, Jorell Williams, Joseph Hill, Brian Mextorf, Sarah Nelson Craft; directed by Jeff Caldwell, costumes designed by Charles Caine, period baroque orchestra conducted by Jennifer Peterson.
Tickets on sale at agrippina.brownpapertickets.com
Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14 at 8:00 PM, operamission hosts the freshly-formed vocal instrumental ensemble New Vintage Baroque in their inaugural concerts at the Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th Street, just east of 5th Avenue, in Manhattan.
Exploring the intersection of music, song, and story, New Vintage Baroque‘s troupe of supremely talented young artists brings New York audiences ‘Diana, Goddess of the Hunt and the Moon,’ with luxurious musics of Charpentier, Bernier, Rebel, Campra, and culminating in the world premiere of Doug Balliett’s Actaeon.
Balliett has appeared in several past operamission productions as double bassist, including Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat and Handel’s Rodrigo. Come check out the versatility of his talents, this time wearing the hats of composer and monologist. We will be in the inviting & cozy Living Room at the currently-being-renovated Gershwin, refreshments available before the show at Birch Coffee.
Please contact Jennifer Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being a sponsor or supporting in any way. Fundraising efforts are moving along quickly… it’s time to be part of the Handelmission!
We are incredibly excited about our venue and cast: again Jennifer Peterson conducts, Jeff Caldwell directs, and this time costume designer Charles Caine joins the team. The three-act Italian opera will be staged with period baroque orchestra in the Italian Renaissance library of the Fabbri Mansion at 7 East 95th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues.
Leading the cast of nine, soprano Karen Driscoll portrays the title role and is joined by bass Paul Goodwin-Groen as her husband, the 1st century Roman Emperor Claudio. Countertenor José Lemos is Ottone, soprano Marcy Richardson is Poppea, mezzo-soprano Kimberly Sogioka is Nerone. As the Venetian comic characters, operamission is thrilled to welcome baritone Jorell Williams and countertenor Joseph Hill. The cast is completed by wonderful baritone Brian Mextorf as Claudio’s servant Lesbo, and finally, gorgeous mezzo-soprano Sarah Nelson Craft as the goddess Giunone.Thursday, January 16, 7:00 PM Saturday, January 18, 3:00 PM Sunday, January 19, 3:00 PM
Antinous Act I: Christopher Sokolowski Act II: Tommy Wazelle Hadrian Cory Clines Sabina Act I: Kimberly Sogioka Act II: Stephanie McGuire Marcus Brian Mextorf Vera Elisabeth Turchi Phlegon Act I: Brennan Hall Act II: David Stanley Clara Caroline Worra High Priest Act I: Brad Baron Act II: Jeff Caldwell and: Dennis Blackwell Seth Gilman Jonathan Hill Jia Ling Jennifer Behnke
Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 7pm – Prologue and Act I, scenes 1-4
Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7pm – Act I, scenes 5-8
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 4pm – Act II
instrumentalists – call for orchestral players
Dísella, Chris, Dan, John, Nicholas, and Madeline are awesome, as you can see (relieved to be done with those recitatives, perhaps?). Some of our orchestra is already on tour in Asia playing Bach’s Mass in B Minor. 37 Handel operas remain, more operas are being written every day…
I’m cooking up specifics for the end of the summer, the fall, the winter cabaret slot, and of course the next few large doses of Handel. I am in town coaching all summer, all singers are welcome to come work on any style of music they love or any roles they want to learn or routine. The summer is always a good time for a big project!