The New York based company New Camerata Opera has announced its 2021-22 season featuring a world premiere, immersive family performances, and free outdoor concerts.
The season will open with “Cav + Pag,” a bold and innovative 90-minute adaptation of two classic verismo operas, performed with chamber orchestra in a cavernous, converted industrial warehouse in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Directed by John de los Santos, the work will be conducted by Samuel McCoy and will star Erik Bagger, Chris Carr (Canio), Indira Mahajan, Megan Nielson (Santuzza), Samina Aslam, Maria Brea (Nedda), Lindell Carter, Victor Khodadad (Turiddu), Angky Budiardjono (Silvio), Stan Lacy (Tonio), Rashard Deleston (Beppe), Costas Tsourakis (Alfio), Leslie Middlebrook (Lucia), Eva Parr, and Julia Tang (Lola).
Performance Dates: Sept. 23-Oct. 2 2021
The company will present a Gala inspired by the 1920s. It will be an intimate soirée with a curated menu and specialty crafted cocktails, featuring performances of operatic favorites and hidden gems.
Performance Date: Nov. 17, 2021
Libby Larsen’s opera “Barnum’s Bird” will be directed by Jennifer Williams and will showcase artistic movement, dance, and trapeze work in order to provide an immersive experience for the audience and delve deeper into the complicated and dramatic story. Music direction by Nell Flanders.
Performance Date: March 31-April 8, 2022
CamerataWorks will produce the final chapter of its operatic film trilogy, set in 1936 Berlin. Composed by Richard Marriott, “The Prince von Pappenschmear 3” will feature a libretto by Adam Laten Willson and music by Stephan Fillare.
“Refractions” is a new songbook series of short films featuring works composed and performed exclusively by BIPOC-identifying artists. Kimille Howard directs and Mikael Darmanie conducts.
Party at the Opera will be an immersive, musical, and theatrical experience for children ages 18 months to 5 years. There will be excerpts from seven classic operas with original English texts and the episodic series will be available on Camerata Piccola’s YouTube Channel.
“Peter Rabbit at Edgemere Farm” will be a 30-minute adaptation of the classic tale, with music from Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” with English words in a fun and accessible style, suitable for ages 3-12.
Performance Date: Oct. 16 (Rain Date Oct. 23)
New Camerata Opera will be presenting three, free outdoor concerts in August 2021, featuring works ranging from operatic standards to less frequently performed pieces. The concerts will be at Anita’s Way, Times Square and Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.
Performance Dates: August 12-20, 2021