L'Euridice
Feb
1
to Feb 28

L'Euridice

Project 15

L'Euridice by Caccini

The oldest surviving opera, L'Euridice is a telling of the story of Orfeo, who journeys into the Underworld to find his beloved Euridice. Conducted by Dylan Sauerwald. Directed by Brittany Goodwin.

February 2018. Dates and Venue To Be Announced.

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Tabula Rasa
May
1
to May 31

Tabula Rasa

A new jazz opera

Score by Felix Jarrar, libretto by Brittany Goodwin.

Tabula Rasa explores the real-life impulse and heartbreak of Alice Prin, aka Kiki de Montparnasse, and her liberating romantic escapades with artists throughout the 1920s in the Montparnasse quarters of Paris. 

MAY 2018. Dates and venue To Be Announced.

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Rediscoveries
Jun
29
1:30pm 1:30pm

Rediscoveries

Staff Artist Series

This will be an intimate evening of rediscovering favorite composers as well as rarely performed works. Sopranos Lydia Dahling (Project Coordinator) and Laura Mitchell (Operations Director) and pianists William Lewis (Principle Music Advisor) and Jing Yang bring together an eclectic program of Adam, Berg, Brahms, Donizetti, Mozart, and Respighi!

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In and Out: "The Practice of Love" and "Lost Love"
Apr
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

In and Out: "The Practice of Love" and "Lost Love"

Project 12

Love is a complex experience. Sometimes you discover who you truly are. Sometimes you wonder who you have become. This recital project features two artists who explore the longing, spirituality, humor, joy, and pain of being in love and being out of love.

Mary Rose Go, soprano, and Haodong Wu, pianist, presents The Practice of Love.

Rachel Selan, mezzo, and Jing Yang, pianist, presents Lost Love.

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Handel's Orlando
Feb
18
to Feb 19

Handel's Orlando

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Project 11

A tale of love, duty, and madness.

Love is a powerful thing and leads us down unexpected paths. What logic would you be willing to ignore? What risks would you be willing to take? And who would you be willing to sacrifice? Ponder your answers to these questions and then see how the heroes and heroines of ORLANDO deal with the forces of love, duty, and madness.

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Her Story
Nov
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

Her Story

Project 10

A concert celebrating the stories of women, featuring music composed, commissioned, and/or with text by women. From medieval mystics and saints, to women whose husbands get most of the glory, to contemporary powerhouses, this special program gives voice to women and their lives and experiences.

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Handel's Alcina
Feb
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Handel's Alcina

Project 7

Strip away the supernatural powers, disguises, and enchantment, and at the heart of the story is the desire to love and be loved. Through Handel's descriptive and moving music, this 18th century opera based on a 15th century epic poem still resonates with us today.

With generous support from the Washington Heights Musical Society and in collaboration with Dorian Baroque.

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20th Century Voices: "La voix humaine" and "Twentieth-Century Lyricism"
Jan
31
4:00pm 4:00pm

20th Century Voices: "La voix humaine" and "Twentieth-Century Lyricism"

Project 6

Whether you're a lover of the avant garde or the traditional, you won't be able to resist this fascinating program of 20th century compositions and expressions. 

Jonathan Rohr, baritone, and Eric Sedgwick, piano, present Twentieth-Century Lyricism.

Zen Wu, soprano, presents La voix humaine.

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Ophelia Transformed: in Song & Speech
Dec
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ophelia Transformed: in Song & Speech

Project 5

Seduction. Obedience. Love. Deception. Manipulation. Madness.

Witness Ophelia's transformation - from an obedient daughter to a Prince's lover to woman who can finally speak the truth - from start to finish. Featuring music by Berlioz, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, and Thomas and readings from Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Women in Song: "I Saw My Lady Weep" and "The Little Ghost"
Oct
4
4:00pm 4:00pm

Women in Song: "I Saw My Lady Weep" and "The Little Ghost"

Project 4

Cantanti's first recital project features two talented women exploring the identify and experience of women in song.

Veronica Gonzalez, soprano, and Chris Baum, lute and vihuela, present I Saw My Lady Weep.

Noelle McMurtry, soprano, and Joseph Yungen, piano, present The Little Ghost.

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A Strauss Celebration: 150 Years
Nov
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

A Strauss Celebration: 150 Years

Project 1

Prompted by the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss' birth, Cantanti Project's first project was an all-Strauss concert of lieder and opera selections from ArabellaAriadne auf Naxos, and Der Rosenkavalier. True to the spirit of Cantanti Project, the concert was singer-conceived, singer-produced, and singer-organized, with repertoire shaped by singer suggestions and finalized with the intention of featuring each performer as a soloist and ensemble member.

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