New Camerata Opera To Showcase New Opera About Ada Lovelace

By David Salazar

If you didn’t know about New Camerata Opera a few weeks ago, you probably do now.

The company has just been a stream of news for the last few weeks alone and on Monday they had another major announcement to make.

This time, the company revealed that it would be performing “Enchantress,” a 20-minute opera about Ada Lovelace, who invented the first computer. The performance is slated for Nov. 30, 2018 at The Flea Theater in New York.

Composed by Kamala Sankaram with a libretto by Rob Handel, the work will be directed by Victor Khodadad and will star Eva Parr in the title role, Eric Bagger as William Lovelace and Stan Lacey as Charles Babbage.

The band Bombay Rickey will also perform that evening with Sankaram on vocals and accordion, Drew Fleming on Guitar and vocals, Jeff Hudgins on alto saxophone and vocals, Gil Smuskowitz at the upright bass, and Brian Adler as the percussionist.

This latest showcase is set to go live just days before the company opens its hotly anticipated double bill of “Venus & Adonis” and “Savitri,” which will be directed by Jennifer Williams. The company is also set to showcase a performance on Halloween.