january 2017 two borzoni operas

when-adonis-calls-4-5-nwf-flyerThis month operamission presents extended excerpts from two of Clint Borzoni‘s operatic output.

The first is part of OPERA America’s New Works Forum being held at the National Opera Center on Thursday, January 12. The event is open to forum attendees only. Please contact us if you would like to receive more details on the work.

We are presenting Exchanges Four and Five of Clint’s When Adonis Calls, an opera in Five Exchanges for two baritones, two male dancers, string quartet, and percussion. It was performed fully staged with the dancers and ensemble, directed and choreographed by the librettist John de los Santos and conducted by Jennifer Peterson.

Click for the Video of our New Works Forum presentation. And please click here to watch the talk-back afterwards.


antinous-pradoThen on Friday, January 20, Clint’s music was featured at La MaMa in the East Village, and we were thrilled to present a 30 minute set of excerpts from his full-length opera Antinous and Hadrian, a romantic tragedy.

Complete info:
‘Sound Departures 2017’ at La MaMa
74A East 4th Street
(between Bowery and 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
Friday, January 20, 1017 at 10:00 PM

We told the story of the entire opera. Librettist Edward Ficklin guided us through the arcs of the title characters, assisted by tenor Christopher Sokolowski as Antinous, bass Cory Clines as Hadrian, countertenor Tim Keeler as Phlegon, and baritone Kenneth Overton as the High Priest of Osiris.

Please click here for video and audio footage of the excerpts performed.


Please show your support to Clint Borzoni’s music, G. F. Handel’s music, and the future of operamission by making your tax deductible contribution through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas. Thank you!

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