Felsenmusick PSA: Mark Adamo's Lysistrata at New York City Opera
This is an email I got from my close friend, the excellent composer-librettist-renaissance man Mark Adamo, regarding an upcoming production. You'd all be wise to see this, as it is a really beautiful score, story and show.
Hail, friends: I'm delighted to report that New York City Opera, where I've served as composer-in-residence for the last five years, will be giving the New York premiere of my second opera, Lysistrata, or the Nude Goddess, this March and April: Michael Kahn directs and George Manahan conducts a production designed by Derek McLane and led by Emily Pulley, Chad Shelton, Myrna Paris, Victoria Livengood, and Jennifer Rivera, which was introduced last March by Houston Grand Opera. I write only because, to my surprise and delight, my company manager wrote me just yesterday that the first of the five performances (March 21) while almost a month away, is already virtually sold out; so if you are interested in hearing the piece (which is beautifully, beautifully performed) of course I'd like you to have the best seats available. Here's the schedule, and here's a link to an interview I gave on the occasion on the Houston premiere, which gives a little background.
Hope to see you there: cheers meanwhile....Yours, Mark