2012-2013 season

Coming up soon, operamission is plowing forth with our ‘from the composer to the audience’ mission by presenting Arnold Schoenberg’s melodrama Pierrot Lunaire on the eve of the 100th anniversary of its premiere (Berlin, 16 October 1912). Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Berkebile returns to perform this intriguing and elusive master work, while cellist Fred Sherry and the Smithsonian’s Kenneth Slowik will hold an interactive conversation with the work and the performers. This is a one-time event, an amazing assembly of insight, talent, and interplay, hosted by the wonderful curators at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, aka NYPL’s Lincoln Center branch – Bruno Walter Auditorium.

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operamission is hosting a Cabaret Song Composition Contest, open to all Composers and Singers on Twitter, click here to read all about it, and don’t forget the hashtag – #newcabaret.

Anyone can join Twitter. It’s free, and it takes five minutes to set it all up. If you don’t get it, tweet your questions!

This ongoing event will result in our winter cabaret slot – two Thursdays, January 3 & 10, 2013 – at the Gershwin Hotel. Please check back for more details.

Also we are pleased to announce the dates in our next installment of Handel’s Operas with baroque orchestra. Extremely proud of our 2012 production of Almira being called “one of the best local Handel productions in years,” we continue the series with the North American premiere of Handel’s Rodrigo, HWV 5 (the music for numbers 2-4, also from Hamburg, have sadly been lost), his first Italian opera, written in Rome and premiered in Florence in 1707. (The alternate title for Rodrigo is ‘Vincer se stesso è la maggior vittoria,’ which translates as “to conquer oneself is the greatest victory.”)

In the Spring of 2013, Jeff Caldwell rejoins Jennifer Peterson in leading a superb cast:

RODRIGO – Nicholas Tamagna
ESILENA – Dísella Lárusdóttir
FLORINDA – Madeline Bender
EVANCO – Christopher Newcomer
FERNANDO – Daniel Bubeck
GIULIANO – John Carlo Pierce

We’re all very excited. Here is a nice synopsis from the Handel House Museum in London. Stay tuned for ticket information.

The dates are: Tuesday May 21, Thursday May 23, and Saturday May 25, 2013, 7:30 PM at the Gershwin Hotel.

We will also be continuing our #artsongjam evenings, upon vehement request. The next one is set for Tuesday, October 16, 2013, at the Gershwin Hotel (7 E. 27th St, NYC), 8:00 PM, $10 cover, and I like Schubert.

Feel free to share the Press Release for the 2012-2013 season, and thank you for supporting operamission!


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