Friday, July 16 operamission is teaming up with Classical Revolution NYC for a Chamber Music Performance & Jam Session at
Visit Classical Revolution NYC’s facebook event page, RSVP to participate.
To participate as an innocent audience member, just show up!
7 East 27th Street, just east of 5th Avenue, 7-10 pm
$10 cover – food, wine & beer available just off the lobby at Birch Coffee
followed by a mid-August Mozart escapade, not to be missed . . .
Così fan tutte: Some Assembly Required
Mozart’s Perfect Italian Comedy, Presented in Four Parts
4 hosts in 4 evenings will take a sublime cast and an unrehearsed orchestra through the process of putting a Mozart opera together before a live audience. This will not only show how it’s put together, but it will show how it’s put together. Y’see? Plan on coming.
And you can even bring your laptop – wifi at the venue (the Gershwin Hotel) will allow us to share scores, manuscripts, Mozart’s letters, not to mention some live-tweeting and other participatory media adventures.
The concept has evolved out of the brainstorms of many opera-obsessed creative minds. The timing is strategic, to coordinate with the tail end of NYC’s MostlyMozart Festival (before you go on vacation) and as a little ‘audience prep’ for maestro William Christie’s Metropolitan Opera debut conducting this very opera.
We will assemble the opera in four sessions, taking half of an act (between 30 & 40 minutes of music) each session, with a complete run of the half-act at the end of the evening:
Act I, Part 1 – Tuesday, August 17, 7:00 pm
Act I, Part 2 – Wednesday, August 18, 7:00 pm
Act II, Part 1 – Friday, August 20, 7:00 pm
Act II, Part 2 – Sunday, August 22, 4:00 pm
Attend any number of sessions – $10 cover, or $5 per session if attending more than one.