OperaOggiNY returns for its sixth season with a fabulous concert, Sept.22nd which already wowed many opera sophisticates and opera newbies at Mother Cabrini College in Radnor, Philadelphia part of the famous Main Line where many of America's most famous private educational institutions are located. Last season, we had an unprecedented season, with repeat performances of Barber of Seville in the fall, followed by wonderful scenes concerts in some of our most favorite venues, many, many performances of La Serva Padrona and Menotti's The Telephone, including performances at Branford's famous, Blackstone Library, our summer tour to the Franklin Repertory Theater, (Franklin, NY) and at the Marcellus Methodist Church (Marcellus is close to Syracuse,NY). Don Giovanni toured to Connecticut at the warmly welcoming St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Madison, and thrilled audiences in Brooklyn as well. Suor Angelica, did two very special church performances, one at our own historic 1796 Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church and at the St. Anthony of Padua Shrine, in Soho, in the heart of Little Italy!
This season will see Bellini's, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, a new and exciting Scenes Concert, as well as, a great December Christmas tour mixing Opera with traditional music! In addition, we are very, very pleased to announce that we will be producing and performing a new OPERA CYCLE a series of individual operas all linked together by a main thrust. MADE IN AMERICA: is a series of different episodic events demonstrating specific life situations which effect our lives and our well being as citizens of this current society. The work is being created in both word and music by our own artistic director, Thomas Lawrence Toscano.
As always, we are looking for those singing artists who are both courageous and honest about themselves, their talents, and desire to succeed in an artistic vocal life. We give tremendous opportunities to those who make themselves available to our staff and our colleagues. WE seek many performances after a serious set of important and inspiring rehearsals which challenge each and every singer to find the true communicator in themselves and effectively connect and "tell the story" of each and every opera. Obviously, in order to accomplish this performers are led, through very intense coachings, to a new level of language presence, spacial awareness and global singing. We continue to wow, inspire and impress audiences where ever we go. We are not your run of the mill opera company. We don't seek to operate on a level of greatest appeal but, that of greatest expression and artistic integrity.