New York Opera Fest 2017: New Camerata Opera Brings a Childhood Story to Life

By Katharine Baran

New Camerata Opera presents “Peter Rabbit” with music by Gaetano Donizetti and a libretto by Stan Lacy.  Debuting on May 13 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the beloved childhood tale will come to life at the Brooklyn Public Library.

The 30-minute performance will feature a question and answer segment afterward, where children can have fun and learn at the same time.

Baritone Scott Lindroth will appear in the production. Last year he was an apprentice at the Saratoga Opera where he performed in “Les pêcheurs de Perles”,  “Of Mice and Men,” “Un Giorno di Regno” and “Turandot.”

Soprano Alexandra Lang will also join the cast, after recently working with the Manhattan Opera Association as a soloist on their “An Evening of Opera” and Song Concert at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center.

Soprano Barbara Porto will also be part of the production, after just having performed in the Composers Now festival in February.

The rest of the cast includes mezzo-sopranos Eva Parr and Julia Tang, and tenors Victor Khodadad and Erik Bagger.

The performance will be in English and is part of the company’s efforts in spreading Opera to children of all ages in the New York area. It is featured as part of the New York Opera Fest.