Death of Classical 2023 Review: The Protecting Veil

Death of Classical’s “The Angel’s Share” presented John Tavener’s “The Protecting Veil,” arranged and conducted by Matthew Aucoin with solo cellist Joshua Roman and the Contemporaneous ensemble, at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery on May 26th 2023. Matthew Aucoin, a well-known composer in the opera world, interpreted this work with a thoughtful awareness of Tavener’s meditative and oftentimes exaggerated dualistic symbolism. This is portrayed throughout {…}

Death of Classical Announces Season Five of ‘The Angel’s Share’ at Green-Wood Cemetery

Death of Classical and The Green-Wood Cemetery has announced Season Five of their acclaimed series “The Angel’s Share.” An evening of Tacos, Tequila, & Tavener’s “Protecting Veil” will see ensemble Contemporaneous alongside cellist Joshua Roman for the premiere of their arrangement of John Tavener’s spiritual “The Protecting Veil.” The event will feature numerous local taco vendors, a tasting of various tequila {…}

The Angel’s Share To Present ‘Epilogues and Epitaphs’

The Angel’s Share will present “Epilogues and Epitaphs” with countertenor Daniel Moody and violinist Augusta McKay Lodge. The performances, set for June 24-26 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, will also feature Voyage Sonique, which is comprised of cellist Keiran Campbel, theorbo player Adam Cockerham, and harpsichordist Robert Warner. The ensemble will perform Rebel’s “Tombeau de Lully,” Handel’s “Waft her {…}

Alek Shrader Directs New ‘Dido & Aeneas’ 

Death of Classical and The Green-Wood Historic Fund are set to present a fully-staged production of Henry Purcell’s “Dido & Aeneas” in the Catacombs of the Green-Wood Cemetery launching the second season of “The Angel Share.” The new production will be directed by Alek Shrader, and will incorporate spoken dialogue from Christopher Marlowe’s play “Dido, Queen of Carthage.” The added speeches will re-introduce the characters {…}

Daniela Mack Headlines Second Season of The Angel’s Share

Unison Media has announced the second season The Angel’s Share with numerous concerts featuring celebrated singers and great artists. Henry Purcell’ “Dido & Aeneas” will be showcased in a production directed by Alek Shrader. The cast features opera stars Daniela Mack as Dido and Christopher Herbert as Aeneas with Randall Scotting as the Sorceress. Other cast members include Marc Molomot as Achates, Brooke Larimer {…}

The Angel’s Share To Present World Premiere Of Gregg Kallor’s ‘Frankenstein’

The Angel’s Share will close its first season on October 10-12, 2018, with an operatic double bill from composer and pianist Gregg Kallor, including the world premiere of his setting of sketches from “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” and a reprisal of his acclaimed setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano will perform the monodrama, {…}