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

By Francisco Salazar

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, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” as well as the role of Elizabeth Frankenstein, while baritone Joshua Jeremiah will sing The Monster, and tenor Brian Cheney will sing Dr. Frankenstein. Sarah Meyers will direct both pieces, and Kallor will lead from the piano, accompanied by Joshua Roman on cello.

Kallor will also release a new recording of” The Tell-Tale Heart” and other songs on Oct. 5, with soprano Melody Moore and Joshua Roman on cello, to coincide with the performances.

The Angel’s Share is a new concert series by Unison Media and The Green-Wood Historic Fund which features opera and chamber music concerts in Green-Wood’s remarkable Catacombs. The series began this year and is a follow-up for the successful Crypt Sessions series.