Gotham Chamber Opera
May 28-31, 2014
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
524 W. 59th St.
New York City
Toshio Hosokawa’s The Raven, a monodrama for mezzo-soprano and twelve instrumentalists, will be given its U.S. Premiere as part of the New York Philharmonic’s inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL festival. Directed and choreographed by Luca Veggetti, it will star mezzo-soprano Fredrika Brillembourg and dancer Alessandra Ferri, former prima ballerina assoluta with the Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and La Scala Theatre Ballet. The performance will be conducted by Neal Goren, Artistic Director.
Based on the narrative poem by Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven tells the story of a man visited by a raven after the death of his lover. To all the questions the man asks, the raven only answers, ‘nevermore’. After drifting through states of different emotions, the narrator, still burdened with the loss of his beloved, finally lays down in the raven’s shadow, his soul trapped and lifted ‘nevermore’.
Tickets for all performances: $175,$125,$75,$50,$30
Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8:00 PM