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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

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This Rinaldo production is part of the first annual…

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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

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to lie with him

New opera and songs by Clint Borzoni at 8pm on May 21, 2015…

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An opera for two baritones, two male dancers, string quartet, percussion, poems by Gavin Geoffrey Dillard – thank you Clint Borzoni and John de los Santos for bringing this unique work to operamission’s attention.  Baritones Grant Youngblood and Michael Weyandt will sing the first three of five ‘exchanges’ of Borzoni’s When Adonis Calls with the full ensemble, open to the public, paired with the world premiere of his song cycle for countertenor Daniel Bubeck.

More info:to lie with him postcard back

Links: press release and tickets

And for tickets for the Artist Recital Series as well, all seats $20!

Read more about new opera When Adonis Calls at whenadoniscalls.com.

Please spread the news opera operamission‘s operas and concerts, help support, and come enjoy our shows.  Contact Jennifer if you would like to volunteer or help in any way.

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artist recital series

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The final Thursday of each month, we are presenting a 90-minute program of great singers in both the traditional and lesser-known art song repertoire.

Tickets for the first three programs are currently on sale for $20 at operamission.brownpapertickets.com.


Please offer your support for future productions!

The first three recitals in the series are March 26, April 30, and May 28, 2015, all at 8:00 PM in the Rehearsal Hall of the National Opera Center at OPERA America located at 330 Seventh Avenue (at 29th Street), 7th floor, New York, NY 10001. Wine and cheese will be served.

The Programs

recital 1 picsMarch 26, 2015 – GERMAN SONG: A TOUR – tenor Mark Duffin, baritone Grant Youngblood, soprano Elisabeth Turchi, countertenor David Stanley

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Liederkreis an die ferne Geliebte, sung by tenor MARK DUFFIN, and Richard Strauss’ Opus 27 (“Ruhe, meine Seele,” “Cäcilie,” “Heimliche Aufforderung,” and “Morgen!”), sung by baritone GRANT YOUNGBLOOD, present the universal themes that bear the burden of our personal dramas.  Soprano ELISABETH TURCHI and countertenor DAVID STANLEY tie together the themes with a rich selection of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, and Hugo Wolf in an elegantly curated program.

Please join us for this distinctive program.  Tickets are $20, wine and cheese included.

PDF of March 26 program

PDF of April 30 program

recital 2 picsApril 30, 2015 – SCHUMANN, DEBUSSY, GRIEG – tenor David Kellett, soprano Lauren Kelleher, baritone Brian Mextorf

Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe, tenor DAVID KELLETT
Claude Debussy’s Ariettes oubliées, soprano LAUREN KELLEHER
Edvard Grieg’s Six Songs, Op. 48, baritone BRIAN MEXTORF

klein sogioka picsMay 28. 2015
Tenor Adam Klein‘s Schwanengesang by Franz Schubert is paired with mezzo-soprano Kimberly Sogioka‘s Les nuits d’été in Hector Berlioz’ original 1841 version.

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countertenor cabaret

operamission welcomes in 2015 with

A Countertenor Cabaret

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The Duplex is hosting operamission and some of the world’s finest and most distinguished operatic countertenors in a richly diverse program, including Biraj Barkakaty, Eric Brenner, Daniel Bubeck, Ray Chenez, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, David DickeyDouglas Dodson, Brennan HallJoseph Hill, Charles HumphriesMichael Manning, Andrew RaderDerek Lee Raginand Nicholas Tamagna.

Purchase tickets in advance at purplepass.com/operamission.

Your tax deductible support is welcome, THANK YOU!


Write-up on Parterre Box by John Yohalem – congratulations to all on a wonderful evening!

The program:

Rodgers & Hart: “Sing For Your Supper” from The Boys from Syracuse – Joseph Hill, Ray Chenez, Nicholas Tamagna
Tarquino Merula: “Canzonetta Spirituale sopra alla nanna” – David Dickey
Claude Debussy – “Nuit d’étoiles” – Doug Dodson
 John Dowland: “In Darkness Let Me Dwell” – Charles Humphries
Clint Borzoni: “Hours Continuing Long” (Walt Whitman) – Daniel Bubeck
Franz Liszt – “Enfant, si j’étais roi” (Victor Hugo) – Andrew Rader
Christoph Willibald von Gluck: “Misero pargoletto” from Demofoonte – Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen
“This Little Light of Mine” – Derek Lee Ragin
Gioacchino Rossini: “Di tanti palpiti” from Tancredi – Joseph Hill
Stefan Weisman: “I Have Wings” from The Scarlet Ibis (David Cote) – Eric Brenner
Claudio Monteverdi: “E pur io torno” from L’Incoronazione di Poppea – Michael Manning
George Frideric Handel: “Dolce numi de’ mortali” from Silla – Biraj Barkakaty
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Parto parto” from La Clemenza di Tito – Ray Chenez, Grover Edwards (clarinet)
Rodgers & Hammerstein: “It Might As Well Be Spring” from State Fair – Brennan Hall
John Legend: “All Of Me” – Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen
Michel Legrand: Love theme from Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (Jacques Demy) – Nicholas Tamagna
Vincent Youmans: “Without A Song” from Great Day – Derek Lee Ragin
Derek Lee Ragin, photo by Patrick Jones

Derek Lee Ragin, photo by Patrick Jones

Ray Chenez, photo by Milan Rakić

Ray Chenez, photo by Milan Rakić

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, photo by Milan Rakić

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, photo by Milan Rakić

Nicholas Tamagna, photo by Milan Rakić

Nicholas Tamagna, photo by Milan Rakić

All the CTs, photo by Milan Rakić

All the CTs, photo by Milan Rakić

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