All May and June events are part of the 2017 NYOperaFest, produced by the New York Opera Alliance. For more information about over 50 operatic events happening throughout NYC in May and June, visit NYOperaFest.com
New Brew: Pint-Sized Opera Edition
Friday, June 2 – 8pm
Barbes (376 9th St., Brooklyn)
$10 suggested donation, collected at intermission
This Pint-Sized Operapalooza is an irreverent and entertaining concert filled to the brim with very short operas that pack a punch (shots of opera, if you will), written by some of today’s most exciting composers, and presented by singers who relish the direct contact with audiences not inhibited in their reactions by the looming menace of giant chandeliers.
The Tragedy of Count Alfredo von Nibelungen by Patrick Soluri and Natalia Boesch
I can hardly wait by Jeremy Beck and Joel Gelpe
Krispy Kremes and Butter Queens by Jennifer Jolley and Vynnie Meli
The Lifespan of a Fly by Ronnie Reshef and Vynnie Meli
I Hope the Moonlight Suite is Okay, We Recommend it When the Honeymoon Suite isn’t Available by Gilda Lyons and Rob Handel
A scene from Passion in Pigskin by Michael Lydon and Ellen Mandel
The Last Laugh by Christopher Berg
The Elixir of Love: The Playground Opera
June 21 – 11am
Playground, Harlem PS 129 (425 West 130th Street)
Opera on Tap’s Playground Opera program immerses elementary school students in the creation, production and performance of an opera. With the guidance of professionals working in the field today, the students write the libretto, design the costumes, sing in the chorus, and explore the operatic experience from the first moment of an opera’s creation to the exciting culmination of its performance. The stage? Their own schoolyard playground.
Opera on Tap returns to Harlem PS 129 for the third year in a row, presenting a colorful re-imagining of Donizetti’s Elixir of Love, co-produced by the students.
Home Brewed Opera: High Notes, Low Morals
Thursday, July 13 – 9pm
Freddy’s Bar and Backroom ( 627 5th Ave, Brooklyn)
Straight from the tap, Freddy’s Bar and the Divas of Opera on Tap bring you the Home Brewed Opera series: funny, engaging, immersive operatic concerts in a casual setting. In this edition, we’ll pour a shot to the rule-breakers, heart-breakers, and glass-breakers– the operatic characters we love to hate and hate to love.