Genre: Opera
©Philip Van Nostrand

Gotham Chamber Opera presents an evening of music at the intersection of East and West. GOTHAM @ LPR: ORIENTALE will include Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, along with music by Rameau, Lully, Szymanowski, Delibes, Schumann, Bizet, John Hadfield, and traditional Armenian music. The artists of Gotham Chamber Opera will be joined by a baroque instrumental ensemble, the dancers of Company XIV, the flute-harp-percussion trio MAYA, Grant Herreid (theorbo and guitar), Nina Stern (chalumeau and recorder) and Nathan Botts (trumpet). The cast will include Jennifer Rivera, Maeve Höglund, Michael Kelly, and Zachary Altman.

Music Director: Neal Goren, Associate Music Director: Grant Herreid, Stage Director/Choreographer: Austin McCormick, Set and Costume Designer: Zane Pihlstrom.

About the Company: Gotham Chamber Opera

Gotham Chamber Opera is the nation's foremost opera company dedicated to producing rarely-performed chamber operas from the Baroque era to the present. The company's mission is to present innovative, fully-staged productions of the highest quality in intimate venues. Founded by conductor and Artistic Director Neal Goren in 2000, Gotham Chamber Opera has, in its short history,presented seven U.S. premieres of 18th- and 20th-century operas, including such masterpieces as Mozart's Il sogno di Scipione; Darius Milhaud's Les Malheurs d'Orphée; Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu's Dada opera Les Larmes du Couteau; and Swiss composer Heinrich Sutermeister's Die schwarze Spinne. In February 2005, Gotham presented the U.S. stage premiere of Handel's Arianna in Creta. Also in 2005, Lincoln Center Festival and Spoleto Festival USA presented Gotham Chamber Opera's U.S. premiere of Ottorino Respighi's fantastical puppet opera La bella dormente nel bosco, featuring the puppetry of Basil Twist. In the spring of 2006, Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring received its first professional staging in New York in more than 30 years, and in winter 2007, Rossini's Il signor Bruschino received its first major professional New York staging in more than half a century. In the 2007/2008 season, Gotham Chamber Opera celebrated dance with Astor Piazzolla's tango opera, María de Buenos Aires, directed by David Parsons and featuring Parsons Dance, and with a new work entitled Ariadne Unhinged, directed by Karole Armitage and featuring members of Armitage Gone! Dance. In 2009, Mark Morris directed the U.S. stage premiere of Haydn's L'isola disabitata. Most recently, in 2010, Gotham made news world-wide for its high-tech production of Haydn's Il mondo della luna, staged in the Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History, and for Montsalvatge's El gato con botas (Puss in Boots), at The New Victory Theater, staged by Tony Award-nominated director Moisés Kaufman, with puppet design by Blind Summit Theatre. For more information, visit

Open:   10/01/12
Close:   10/03/12

Two days only: 1,3 Oct 2012 at 8:00PM
Theater:   Le Poisson Rouge
Address:   158 Bleeker Street
NYC, NY 10012
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 Kathryn Kates(Miriam) has recently returned to New York after spending over 25 years in Los Angeles where she was a Founding Member (and producer, actor and co-general manager) of the award winning Colony Theatre.  She has many stage, television and film credits but is probably best known for her recurring role on Seinfeldas The Babka Lady.  Since relocating to New York, she has appeared in over 15 plays. Kathryn is a member of Rising Phoenix Rep. 

Jeff Kroh is a native of Louisville Ky. He has recently appeared on stage in the short Never A Break. He also played the lead in the film City of Love which has just finished filming. Jeff currently studies with Alan Langdon at the Circle in the Square Theatre School. He would like to thank God, Family, and Friends for the opportunity, love, and support.

Kelly graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and The Stella Adler Studio with a BFA in Acting