METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICAN LYRIC THEATER
ALT ALUMNI: COMPOSERS AND LIBRETTISTS IN CONCERT
Sunday, March 3, 2019
The Morgan Library & Museum / 225 Madison Ave / New York, NY
Metropolis Ensemble joins alumni of American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program, showcasing scenes from four new operas taking stage across the country, including a work by composer Christopher Cerrone, In A Grove (libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann), which Metropolis has helped foster and develop since inception in 2015.
American Lyric Theater (founded in 2005 by Lawrence Edelson) is the only company in the United States that offers extensive, full time mentorship for emerging operatic writers — we at Metropolis Ensemble are very excited about collaborating with kindred spirits from the world of new opera!
Metropolis Ensemble artists participating:
Clara Kim, violin
Joann Whang, cello
Jesse Han, flute
Doug Perry, percussion
Andrew Cyr, artistic director
Featured Guest Artists include:
Sopranos Kasia Borowiec, Joowon Chae, and Rachel Mikol;
Mezzo Sopranos Heather Johnson, Edith Grossman, and Heather Jones;
Countertenor Randall Scotting; Tenor Glenn Seven Allen;
Bass Baritones Zachary Altman and Adrian Rosas.
With Guest Musicians from the Grammy-nominated Metropolis Ensemble.
Hosted by ALT's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Lawrence Edelson.
Tenor Glenn Seven Allen is garnering critical acclaim on theatre, opera, and concert stages throughout the United States as a consummate singing actor, lauded for his dynamic interpretations of heroes and leading men, alike. Mr. Allen was hailed by Opera News as an… READ MORE
Bass-Baritone Zachary Altman is gaining notice for wide ranging repertoire in major theaters across Europe and the United States. His performances during the current season include a debut with Virginia Opera as Leporello (Don Giovanni), with Opera Philadelphia as… READ MORE
Praised for her “beautiful singing” (Superconductor) and named a “standout” by Opera News, Polish-American Lyric Soprano Kasia Borowiec has quickly established herself as a young singer to watch. She most recently made her Santa Fe Opera debut, singing the title role in… READ MORE
Opera, operetta, musical theater; mezzo-soprano Edith Grossman does it all. This past summer she performed at the Crested Butte Music Festival as Meg in Falstaff. This fall, Edith will premiere the role of Dora in Georgia Shreve’s new production of Love Sick: A Rock Opera… READ MORE
Mezzo soprano Heather Johnson, hailed by Opera News as "a dramatic singer in the truest sense", has received critical acclaim for her work on both the opera and concert stage. Ms. Johnson joined the Metropolitan Opera in 2011 making her company debut in the… READ MORE
Percussionist/improviser Doug Perry blurs the lines of genre and allows musics of all styles and backgrounds to share the same stage. Originally a jazz drummer and vibraphonist, Doug has expanded his activities to include classical percussion, electronic music, rock… READ MORE
Hailed by the New York Times as “ a stalwart bass-baritone with a burnished voice” and by Opera News as a “mellifluous bass-baritone [with] theatrical flair”, Adrian Rosas is an emerging young artist with “impressive experience and talent” (The Boston Globe). Rosas has… READ MORE