Monday, May 16th, 7:30 PM at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church, NYC.
The International Brazilian Opera Company
will be presenting at
The New York Opera Alliance’s
from the opera Tamanduá by João MacDowell
featuring soprano Kristin Young
aria: Packing Escher
from the opera Plastic Flowers by João MacDowell
featuring countertenor Cristian Zaragoza
aria: Penelope’s Conclusion
The concert features performances from NYOA company productions that will be presented later in NYOperaFest 2022, as well as previews of productions planned for later this year and in 2023 and 2024.
You’ll see a mixture of contemporary opera (with some world premieres), 20th Century works and Traditional Canon.
Groups planning to present include America Opera Project, Bronx Opera, Collectio Musicorum, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Encompass New Opera Theatre, Harlem Opera Theater, Hunter Opera Theater, International Brazilian Opera Company, Lighthouse Opera Company, MORE Opera, Opera Praktikos, Regina Opera, Untitled Theater Company No. 61, and Welltone New Music.
Join us for a peek at the future!
Tickets, which are only $20 for General and $10 for Students/Seniors can be purchased via this link: https://nyoanext.bpt.me/
Premiering in the Fall 2022:
an opera by João MacDowell
Counter-tenor Cristian Zaragoza as Penelope
Conducted by Maestra Priscila Santana
Stage Direction by Jonathan Arak
Creative Direction by Athena Azevedo
Costume Design by Raxann Chin
Projection Art by Cila MacDowell
Produced by the International Brazilian Opera Company
ABOUT THE OPERA:
PLASTIC FLOWERS is a hybrid fashion opera for solo counter-tenor in drag, starring counter-tenor Cristian Zaragoza as Penelope. The opera explores themes of our fabricated universe of consumerism through stories of love lost. Plastic Flowers is a hedonistic homage to fashion’s decadence and a power-anthem for self-acceptance and self-love.
Premiering In he Fall 2023: