Currently entering its eighth season…
operamission’s PERFORMANCE HISTORY
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 5, 8, and 11, 2014 – Handeljam, ornamentation workshop sessions with conductor Jennifer Peterson, in the Living Room, Gershwin Hotel.
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.
July 18, 2014 – FURIOSO: an Evening of Handel Opera, at the John Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington, Indiana, presented jointly by operamission and Gamma Ut (IU Early Music Student Organization), with support from The Jacobs School of Music, Early Music Associates, Inc., The Histroical Performance Institute, and Ivy Tech and Project Jumpstart, featuring Martha Eason, Evelyn Nelson, Kathryn Sumersett, Andrew Rader, Christopher Sokolowski, and Kevin de Benedictis; period orchestra led by Reynaldo Patiño, conducted by Jennifer Peterson.
September-October, 2014 – THE GREAT GOOD THING, new opera by composer Bruce Wolosoff and librettist Debbie Danielpour, private workshop and recording; cast featuring Kathryn Krasovec, Kimberly Sogioka, Jane Shaulis, Jennifer Roberts Jenkins, Iván Rivera de Beltrán, Mark Womack, Cory Clines, and Daniel Song; music direction by Jennifer Peterson.
September 29, 2014 – Love Scene from Gounod’s FAUST, New York Opera Alliance Showcase, as part of OPERA America’s National Opera Center Open House, featuring Christy Lombardozzi, Gennard Lombardozzi, and Paul Goodwin-Groen.
January 23, 2015 – A Countertenor Cabaret, at The Duplex: a richly diverse program featuring some of the world’s finest and most distinguished operatic countertenors, including Biraj Barkakaty, Eric Brenner, Daniel Bubeck, Ray Chenez, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, David Dickey, Douglas Dodson, Brennan Hall, Joseph Hill, Charles Humphries, Michael Manning, Andrew Rader, Derek Lee Ragin, and Nicholas Tamagna; with pianist Jennifer Peterson
March 26, April 30, and May 28 – Artist Recital Series, at OPERA America’s National Opera Center: 90-minute programs of great singers in both the traditional and lesser-known art song repertoire; Mark Duffin (Beethoven), Lauren Kelleher (Debussy), David Kellett (Schumann), Adam Klein (Schubert), Brian Mextorf (Grieg), Kimberly Sogioka (Berlioz), David Stanley (Schubert), Elisabeth Turchi (Mozart, Brahms, Wolf), and Grant Youngblood (Strauss); pianist Jennifer Peterson.
May 21, 2015 – To Lie With Him: music of CLINT BORZONI, at OPERA America’s Nation Opera Center – world premiere performance of song cycle: Earth, My Likeness with counteretnor Daniel Bubeck; workshop reading of the opera WHEN ADONIS CALLS, based on homoerotic poetry of Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, libretto by John de los Santos, featuring Grant Youngblood and Michael Weyandt, conducted by Jennifer Peterson.
September, 2015 – publication of Handel Opera Roles charts, a resource for impresarios and scholars in Handel’s operas, available for purchase on Scribd.
June 14 and 16, 2016 – Handel’s RINALDO (HWV 7) at Merkin Concert Hall, concert presentation with period baroque orchestra, starting Randall Scotting, Christine Arand, Malia Bendi Merad, Franco Pomponi, Nicholas Tamagna, Andrew Rader, Biraj Barkakaty, Lieve Buzard, and Biraj Barkakaty, conducted by Jennifer Peterson.
September 18, 2016 – private informal piano reading of Kaija Sariaho’s L’AMOUR DE LOIN (2000), Shetler Studios, with Amy van Roekel, Kimberly Sogioka, Michael Weyandt, pianist/conductor Jennifer Peterson.
September 21 and October 19, 2016 – 53rd Street Handel, New York Public Library’s 53rd Street Library, a mini-pastiches of Handel Opera with period instruments; featuring Jordan Rutter, Jennifer Jenkins, Kimberly Sogioka, Nicole Guberman, Cory Clines, and Adam Klein; conducted by Jennifer Peterson.