Thursday, May 26, 2022

[Updated] Can you Handel some opera in a community garden?

Due to the rain expected on Friday, organizers have moved opening night to tomorrow (Saturday) and added a Sunday show. Friday reservations are being honored for both Saturday and Sunday. And per the organizers: "Come as you are. All are welcome."

Via the EVG inbox...
Opera Praktikos (OPrak) will present a one-act distillation of Handel's rarely performed opera, "Orlando" in collaboration with Opera Essentia as their inaugural presentation in the NY OperaFest

This distillation of Handel’s masterpiece, here titled "Orlando: Hero of Love," explores love and madness from contemporary sensibilities, centering on what it means to love truly and how to endure pain and loss.
Performances occur tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday at Campos Community Garden on 12th Street between Avenue B and Avenue C. There is an encore presentation on June 10-11. The start time is 6:30 p.m. Tickets are free, and you can reserve seats via this link.

In the photo below, Opera Praktikos co-founders Gregory Moomjy and Marianna Mott Newirth check out Campos Community Garden (photo by Dailin Mercedes) ...


Anonymous said...

I do miss the Amato Opera company. They were an anachronism that imparted a different sort of class and culture to the Bowery.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful!!!