Genre: Classical, Other

The New School’s College of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Mannes Opera Young Artists, conducted by Artistic Director Joseph Colaneri, will give two fully-staged performances of Mark Adamo’s Little Women with the Mannes Orchestra. Performances will take place May 6 & 7 at 7:30pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street, New York. Admission is $25 for the public and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are on sale at or by calling 212-279-4200.


The production is directed by Mannes faculty member Laura Alley and designed by the Mannes Opera design team of Roger Hanna (sets), Helen E. Rodgers (costumes), Jeff Davis (lighting), and Amanda Miller (wigs and makeup).


Of the upcoming production, Colaneri said, “Little Women (1998) is the first opera written by American composer Mark Adamo to his own libretto, after Louisa May Alcott's tale of growing up in New England after the American Civil War. This work is a wonderful vehicle to showcase the talented young artists of The Mannes Opera, and highlights the Mannes School of Music’s mission to perform the widest possible range of repertoire, from established masterpieces to newer works by living composers.”.”


Of Little Women, Adamo has said that “the novel itself part classic, part mass-culture perennial — as well as its young, lively characters in their antique locale reminded me of opera itself these days: an art buzzing with new writing and thinking while still working with resources.” The opera “range[s] between abstract and tonal, poetic and vernacular, song and symphonic forms.”

Open:   05/06/16
Close:   05/07/16

May 6-7, 2016 at 7:30pm.:
Theater:   Gerald W Lynch Theatre at JJ
Address:   899 10th Ave
New York, NY 10019
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