Floyd’s ‘Prince of Players’ To Receive New York Premiere At The Little Opera Theatre

By Francisco Salazar

On Feb. 23, Carlisle Floyd’s opera, “Prince of Players” will have its New York premiere.

The opera will be presented by the Little Opera Theatre in New York.

The work was commissioned for the Houston Grand Opera and had its world premiere last March where critics raved and said it was an intimate and moving work.

The opera tells the story of a king’s decision which drastically alters the life of an actor and the future of a theater.

The upcoming production of “Players” stars a unique cast of young artists including Michael Kelly, Shea Owens, Ron Loyd, Matthew Curran Bray Wilkins, Jonh Kaneklides, Maeve Höglund, Jessica Sandidge, Elizabeth Pojanowski and Hilary Ginther.

The Little Opera Theatre is a chamber opera company founded in 2004 which has explores uncharted corners of music both old and new. The company has shown Operas by Floyd throughout the years and has also presented “L’Amant Anonyme.” It has also performed works by Mozart and Salieri.

“Prince of Players” will be presented at the Kaye Playhouse in Hunter College and will be conducted by Richard Cordova. Performances will run from Feb. 23 to 26.