New Camerata Opera to Present ‘The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace’

By David Salazar

New Camerata Opera is set to present “The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace” starting on April 7, 2022.

The showcase, which will appear at Dixon Place Theater in New York City, will be directed by Jennifer Williams and conducted by Neil Flanders. It will star Brittany Fowler and Emily Hughes as Ada Lovelace; Virdell Williams and Stan Lacy as Charles Babbage; Victor Khodadad and Erik Bagger as William Lovelace; Kristin Renee Young and Barbara Porto as Harriet Beecher Stowe; Heather Meyer and Emily Solo as the The Nanny; Alonso Jordán López and Ryan Allais as The Butler; Jeff Goble and Gabriel Hernandez.

The opera, which was composed by Kamala Sankaram to a libretto by Rob Handel, tells the story of Ada Lovelace’s work with Charles Babbage on the Difference Engine.

The opera will run through April 10, 2022. The company was originally set to present a production of “Barnum’s Bird” but switched to this work that could be performed following stricter safety protocols in times of COVID.