53rd street handel

operamission opens its eighth season with:

’53rd Street Handel’

…a new series of free concerts at the recently reopened and renovated 53rd Street Library in its fresh and inspiring theater space in the main entrance at 18 West 53rd in Manhattan.

In a concert of scenes and arias from G. F. Handel’s Italian operas, we present an original mini-pastiche with voices and period instruments.53rd st handel logo

Drop by the Library right before closing time. Our first concert is at 7:15pm on
Wednesday, September 21. Just head in the front entrance across 53rd from MoMA and Saint Thomas Episcopal Church and you’ll find us!

All concerts are free and open to the public, and the perfect chance to
experience your first taste of Handel opera if you never have. We are presenting 60 minutes of luxurious character-filled drama from both lesser-known and favorites of Handel’s output.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 21, 7:15pm (library closes at 7)
WHERE: NYPL’s 53rd Street Library, 18 W. 53rd St, New York City
the SINGERS: Cory Clines, Jennifer Roberts Jenkins, Adam Klein, Jordan Rutter, Kimberly Sogioka, Melissa Short Zapin
the BAND: baroque violin, baroque cello, and harpsichord

More exciting events to be announced soon!

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rinaldo reviews

Thank you to all who were part of our presentation of Handel’s Rinaldo at Merkin Concert Hall. The incredible music, cast, orchestra, and audiences coalesced into a magical event.

If you appreciate our work, please contribute and spread the word about operamission!

The reviews are in…

New York Times, James R. Oestreich – “A Handel Crusade,” June 16, 2016

Parterre Box, Christopher Corwin – “home brew,” June 17, 2016

Superconductor, Paul J. Pelkonen, “Fireworks Over Jerusalem,” June 19, 2016

Allegri con Fuoco – “A Garden of Baroque Delights,” June 18, 2016

Voce di meche – “A Long Night’s Journey into Handel,” June 15, 2016

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Bravi tutti, HWV 7!

More photos, from rehearsals at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Merkin Hall, and more:

 

 

 

 

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rinaldo fundraising

We are currently raising funds for Handel’s Rinaldo.

Production details:

Tuesday and Thursday, June 14 and 16, 2016, both at 7:00 PM — Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center in New York City — the complete opera in concert with baroque orchestra.

Featuring countertenor Randall Scotting in the title role, baritone Franco Pomponi as Argante, sopranos Christine Arand and Malia Bendi Merad, and more — for complete cast biographies please click here.

Please show your financial support by offering your donation of any size. There are two ways to make your tax-deductible contribution via our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas. To donate by credit card, click here:

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Or to donate by check, please send contributions to:

operamission, 853 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2A, New York, NY 10019

Checks should be made payable to Fractured Atlas, with “operamission” in the memo line.

operamission is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of operamission must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

All donations made on or before June 6 will go directly toward this exciting production. Please don’t hesitate to share this webpage with anyone you think might be interested in hearing about operamission’s work.

We hope you enjoy Tomi Um‘s original illustration for our production! Simply click on it to access complete ticket and press information!

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hwv 7

Announcing…

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Original illustration by Tomi Um

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Tickets for Tuesday, June 14

Tickets for Thursday, June 16

Biographies of the cast

PDF of postcard

Press release

PDF of printed synopsis-translation

Donate now!

This Rinaldo production is part of the first annual…

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#musochat

Sunday, December 6 Jennifer Peterson hosted Musochat on Twitter. The topic was New Opera

The complete conversation has been compiled on Storify.

Another conversation happened January 31, Making it Happen – here is the Storify.

Musochat happens every Sunday evening at 9pm ET, join us any time by just using the #musochat hashtag on Twitter!

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handel opera roles

operamission has created a resource for impresarios, singers, coaches, and all other interested parties interested in Handel’s operas

Compiled by Jennifer Peterson, four helpful charts are now available for purchase on Scribd.

1. Roles by voice type

2. Male treble rolesincluding range and tessitura

3. Tenor and bass roles, including range, tessitura, and complete listing of arias

4. Female alto roles, including range, tessitura, brief character description, and listing of arias

Please contact Jennifer directly for any questions or comments on these charts, or if you would like suggestions on how best to make use of them for your particular needs!

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artist recital livestream


Live streaming video by Ustream

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