Operas-in-Concert

The Halloween Tree

By THEO POPOV and Libretto by TONY ASARO

February 23 at 7:00PM | Alvin Ailey Theater

The Halloween Tree is a new opera, commissioned by American Lyric Theater in partnership with the Bradbury estate, with music by Theo Popov and libretto by Tony Asaro. Led by a mysterious guide, a group of children undertake an unforgettable journey to find their friend Pipkin, who has disappeared on Halloween night.

Carmen

By Georges Bizet and English Translation by Sheldon Harnick

April 2 at 8:00PM | ROSE THEATER, JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER’S FREDERICK P. ROSE HALL

MasterVoices gives you Carmen as you’ve never heard it before, using Sheldon Harnick’s rarely-heard English translation of Bizet’s beloved opera.

The Grapes of Wrath

By Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie

March 22 at 8:00PM | Carnegie Hall

Originally commissioned and produced by the Minnesota Opera and called “The great American opera” by Musical America, Gordon and Korie’s new work melds popular musical styles of the ‘20s and ‘30s with the classic drama of grand opera, all to a heart-wrenching yet uplifting effect.  The composer (Gordon) and librettist (Korie) have crafted a special concert version of their original opera with narration written especially for this presentation.

Moïse et Pharaon

By Gioachino Rossini

November 30 at 8:00PM | Carnegie Hall

Music Director James Bagwell will conduct The Collegiate Chorale and American Symphony Orchestra with legendary bass-baritone James Morris, 2011 Richard Tucker Award Winner Angela Meade and renowned soloists Kyle Ketelsen, Eric Cutler and Marina Rebekain this opera-in-concert presentation.

Beatrice di Tenda

By Vincenzo Bellini

December 5 at 6:00PM | Carnegie Hall

His penultimate opera, Beatrice di Tenda is considered one of Vincenzo Bellini’s finest works.  Set in 15th century Milan and based on an actual historical figure, the opera tells of the tormented but saintly wife of the Duke of Milan, falsely accused of adultery by the scorned lover of one of her admirers and sentenced to death by her husband.