AOP and Opera on Tap return to Galapagos Art Space for the latest installment in this ongoing series that brings the best of contemporary opera to one of Brooklyn's most innovative art venues.
OPERA GROWS IN BOOKlyn
Composer and author Daniel Felsenfeld guest curates an evening of music based on the texts of contemporary Brooklyn writers. A BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT!
Featured texts by: Rick Moody, Arthur Phillips, Lou Reed, Fiona Maazel, Donna Di Novelli, Matt Gray, Janet Kaplan, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Dave Wondrich, Lloyd Schwartz, Susanna Speier, Mark Statman, and Royce Vavrek.
Compositions by: David Lang, Mohammad Fairouz, Martin Hennessy, Raymond J. Lustig, Gilda Lyons, Rachel Peters, Matt Marks, One Ring Zero, Paola Prestini, Dennis Tobenski, Stefan Weisman, and Daniel Felsenfeld.
And featuring a best-selling library of singers... Marnie Breckenridge, Lynsey Buckelew, Sara Heaton, Anne Hiatt, Jessica Miller-Rauch, David Adam Moore, Kamala Sankaram, Amy Shoremount-Obra, Pamela Stein, Laura Stelman, Dennis Tobenski, Jeffrey Tucker and Jorell Williams!
And musicians! Christopher Berg (piano), Julia Biber (cello), Caroline Chin (violin), Shanyna Dunkelman (percussion), Mila Henry (piano), Taylor Levine (electric guitar), Mark Peloquin (piano), Kate Spingarn (cello), Melissa Tong (violin), Michael Vannoni (viola)
Join us for a pre-concert discussion at
6 pm with author and critic Robert Levine about his new book "Weep, Shudder, Die: A Guide to Loving Opera"
"I couldn't imagine a finer or livelier guide through the world of opera. . . . [Levine] distills a lifetime of passion and insight into this immensely enjoyable survey, and with the right comic touch to make you wonder how opera ever seemed intimidating." Thomas May, author of Decoding Wagner