Two musical tales of Jewish humor and heartbreak. The evening of opera begins with a 20-minute curtain raiser, Seymour Barab’s raucous, off-color opera vaudeville From Oy to Vey. Following this curtain raiser is Lady of The Castle, a ghostly post-Holocaust chamber opera based on a true story and an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg with music and lyrics by Mira J. Spektor. Lissa Moira directs a cast of five, including Darcy Dunn, Douglas McDonnell, James Parks, Bennett Pologe, and Amanda Yachechak.
From Oy to Vey is a 20-minute raucous off-color opera vaudeville curtain raiser of five select pieces from the larger work by Seymour Barab.
Lady of The Castle is set in 1947 after the Holocaust. Is there a young Jewish girl still hidden in the old castle? Based on a true story and Lea Goldberg’s Israeli play, Lady of the Castle is a chamber opera about illusion, reality, love, betrayal, death and hope.
Originally commissioned and presented by Theater for the New City in 1982, Lady of The Castle has enjoyed over ten productions internationally. It has been staged in New York off-Broadway and at the JCC, on Long Island and in Massachusetts, in Berlin with support of the Anne Frank Foundation, and in London at Saint Giles Cripplegate Church in the Barbican Center as part of the Festival of Austrian Jewish Culture - produced with the artistic supervision of conductor David Josefowitz. The London concert version is available on Original Cast Recordings.
A three-piece chamber orchestra includes, Piano: Jesse Lozano; Flute: Michael Laderman; and Cello: Vivian Penham.
From Oy to Vey and Lady of The Castle are presented by Theater for the New City and The After Dinner Opera Company; Director: Lissa Moira; Musical Director: Jesse Lozano; Choreographer: Amanda Yachechak; Sets and Costume Designer: Lytza Colon; Lighting Designer: Alex Bartenieff.
Wednesday-Saturday @ 8pm
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Theater: Theater For The New City
Address: 155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009
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