American Chamber Opera Company to Present ‘Images of Her’

By David Salazar

The American Chamber Opera Company is set to present the world premiere of an opera double bill this September.

The company will showcase “Images of Her” which includes Douglas Anderson’s “Through / In” and Larry Lipkis’ “Simonetta” on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Speyer Hall at University Settlement House in New York City. Both works will be conducted by Douglas Anderson with stage direction by Andrew Joffe.

“Through / In,” which features a libretto by Joffe, is a monodrama and features mezzo-soprano Nicole Salamon as a woman sitting in front of a mirror pondering on what will become of her life.

Meanwhile, “Simonetta,” which features a libretto by Robert Block, spotlights the story of Sandro Botticelli and his muse Simonetta Vespucci. The opera stars Rachel Arky, Lianne Gennaco, Seth Gilman, and Steven Tompkins.