Amore Opera Announces Its 2018-19 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Amore Opera has announced its 2018-19 season celebrating its 10th anniversary.

This year the company will perform six productions that include opera classics, neglected gems of the repertoire, appealing children’s fare, and ever-popular Gilbert & Sullivan. Here is a look at what the season has to offer.


The season opens with Puccini’s “La Bohème” in a production co-directed by Nathan Hull and Iris Karlin. Scott Jackson Wiley conducts the classic gem featuring Rachel Hippert, Iris Karlin, Michelle Pretto, Dilara Unsal (all as Mimì), José Heredia, Adam Hershkowitz, Thomas Massey, Riad Ymeri (all alternating Rodolfo), Katrin Bulke, Miriam Chaudoir, Cassandra Douglas, Elisabeth Slaten (the Musetta’s), Robert Garner, Jonathan Green, Jesse Malgieri, and Gustavo Morales (the rotating Marcelo’s).

Performance Dates: Dec. 21 – 31, 2018

The season will continue with “Scrooge & Gilbert & Sullivan.” The production showcases a retelling of the classic Dickens tale “A Christmas Carol” written by Nathan Hull. The work will feature musical highlights from 11 operettas of William S. Gilbert and Arthur S. Sullivan, including “The Mikado,” “Pirates of Penzance,” and “H.M.S. Pinafore.” The production, directed by Mr. Hull and conducted by Elizabeth Hastings, will star baritone Jay Stephenson, soprano Alexis Cregger, and boy soprano Leo Kogan.

Performance Dates: Dec 27-30, 2018

The company will also showcase a New Year’s Eve performance featuring “La Bohème” as well as a 10th anniversary gala on Jan. 1.

The season continues in the spring with Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte.” The opera will be directed by Nathan Hull and conducted by José Alejandro Guzmán with a cast to be announced.

Performance Dates: March 15-24, 2019

Then the company will perform Meyerbeer’s “L’Étoile du Nord” in the spring of 2019. The new production will mark the first time the work is presented in New York since a production at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music in 1883. The opera will be directed by Mr. Hull and conducted by Richard Cordova.

Performance Dates: May 31-June 16, 2019