Brooklyn outfit Opera on Tap has partnered with The Flea Theater to bring their irreverent, heartfelt, and entertaining approach to classical music to Manhattan.
The company will make its Flea debut as an Anchor Partner, presenting a diverse program of classical song in its “signature fresh, heartfelt, and entertaining style.” The program entitled “Her Kind A Classical Cabaret Celebrating Womankind” will explore what it means to be a woman in the times of the #metoo and #timesup movements.
Now 12 years old, Opera on Tap was one of the pioneers in the movement to bring opera out of the opera house and into alternative venues, like bars. Additionally, it takes pride in being an organization that is mostly run by strong, ambitious, multi-talented women.
In a press release Opera on Tap’s Executive Director, Anne Hiatt noted, “With everything going on in the world right now, with more and more women coming forward to share their stories, it felt like the right time to turn our focus to sharing some of the many inspiring women’s voices in our field.
“I wanted to create a concert that speaks to our times, not only by focusing on women’s voices, but by featuring music by composers who are living and breathing in those times with us,” said Associate Producer Sara Noble, who is directing “Her Kind.”
The program will feature music by 17 different composers, showcasing a wide breadth of poets, styles, perspectives, and stories. Selections include songs, arias, and ensembles by Catherine Aks, Christopher Berg, Ricky Ian Gordon, Paula Kimper, Gilda Lyons, Evan Mack, Ellen Mandel, Nkeiru Okoye, Rachel Peters, Frances Pollock, Deanna Walker, and more.
Performances will take place from April 20 to the 22, 2018.