Tazewell Thompson, Director of Opera Studies
Featuring arias and scenes from Carmen, Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte, La clemenza di Tito, L’elisir d’amore, Le nozze di Figaro, Les pêcheurs de perles, and Lucio Silla
A. Scott Parry, Director
Myra Huang, Pianist-Coach
Kristen Kemp, Pianist-Coach
In each of our lives—during this last year especially—we may have discovered ourselves in moments of wanting, even needing some sort of human connection, but instead finding separation by any number of barriers. In the arias and scenes that follow, we witness characters in just this kind of moment; searching for meaningful contact yet being somehow barred from achieving it. Through circumstance, distance, convention, misunderstanding, pride, fear, ego, or what have you, we may find ourselves in situations similar to the characters in this program, while looking forward to the days when connection can be more easily achieved and separation the exception to the rule.
– A. Scott Parry
MSM Opera Theatre productions are made possible by the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation and the Joseph F. McCrindle Endowment for Opera Productions at Manhattan School of Music.