National Opera Center at Opera America

Todays Date: 06/25/22
Last Update: 08/05/19 11:27:12 AM
Address: 330 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY    10001

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A great way to spend a Thursday evening in August! The Red Balloon Salon features compositions for the Cobalt Saxophone Quartet by Concrete Timbre affiliated composers.

You'll hear nine new compositions inspired by childhood, freedom, curiosity, air, & times gone by (with genres ranging from jazz to classical to folk).

Composers include: tom blatt, Sunhee Cho, Stephanie Greig, Jinhee Han, Seongmi Kim, Sunny Knable, Gene Pritsker, Ann Warren, and Jackie Yang.

The Cobalt Quartet features: Raymond Kelly (Soprano Sax), Anthony Izzo (Alto Sax), Ryan Mantell (Tenor Sax), and Josh Lang (Baritone Sax).

One Night Only!!

Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm

National Opera Center

330 Seventh Avenue

New York City

About the Company: Concrete Timbre

Concrete Timbre is a composer-driven performance collective that creates interdisciplinary theatrical productions featuring live contemporary music. Our mission is to stay ahead of the curve to be a driving force in fostering opportunities for composers and theatrical creators to collaborate and nurture new talent (of any age) in our productions. We focus on sharing cultural perspectives through the exchange of artistic and historical ideas through high quality public performances that combine original music and texts, with elements of dance, imagery, and design.

Lady of the Castle  | Open: 10/07/17 Close: 10/07/17
Relevant to today's anti-refugee, anti-semitic political climate, 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. Lady of the Castle was also seen on television in New York and DC.

The cast: Darcy Dunn, Douglas McDonnell, Bennett Pologe, Amanda Yachechak

Join us at the National Opera Center for an Opera in Cinema screening of Massenet's Cendrillon from the Royal Opera House, starring Joyce DiDonato in the virtuosic titular role and mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming. Dazzling runs and sparkling coloratura shimmer throughout the evening, with French music specialist Bertrand de Billy at the podium. OPERA America presents a pre-performance discussion at 1:30 p.m., followed by the opera screening at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Tickets ($10 for OPERA America members/$25 for non-members) can be purchased at Contact Sam Snook at for the member discount code.


Sweet Dreams And Rumpelstiltskin  | Open: 10/13/12 Close: 10/20/12
Empire Opera presents 2 world premieres at Opera America's new National Opera Center in Manhattan.

Sweet Dreams, by Waundell Saavedra
a children's vocalise bedtime opera


Rumpelstiltskin, by John Alan Rose
a family opera after the fairytale

with chamber orchestra conducted by Miran Vaupotic

Saturday, October 13, 4pm
Sunday, October 14, 4pm
Thursday, October 18, 8pm
Saturday, October 20, 4pm

the National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue, New York

Tickets: Adults $30, Seniors/students $20

Children 12 and under FREE*
must be accompanied by adult with full-priced ticket and reserved in advance by emailing
2 children per adult
Additional children pay student price
This special is for matinee shows only (4PM)