Vocal Arts

Opera Theatre

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MSM’s Opera Theatre program prepares students to successfully enter a competitive and evolving professional industry.

Discover the MSM Opera Theatre Productions for 2022—2023

FALL SEMESTER

Thursday Evening Opera Scenes Series
All performances are in Ades Performance Space

  • Traditional Scenes — October 20
  • German Scenes — October 27
  • Contemporary Scenes — November 3


La liberazione di Ruggerio dall’isola d’Alcina
 (F. Caccini)

  • November 17, 18, 19, 20— Ades Performance Space


Scena Shakespeare: Scenes by the Bard

  • December 1 & 2 — Ades Performance Space

Le portrait de Manon (Massenet/Boyer), Pavane (Fauré/Montesquiou) and Angélique (Ibert/Nino)

  • December 8, 9, 10, 11 – Neidorff-Karpati Hall


SPRING SEMESTER

L’enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel/Colette) – concert version with MSM Symphony Orchestra

  • January 26 & 27— Neidorff-Karpati Hall

Undergraduate Chamber Opera— Title TBA

  •  March 23 & 24

Svadba (Ana Sokolović)

  •  March 31 & April 1 — Ades Performance Space

Musical Theatre Lab— Broadway Babies

  •  April 21 — Miller Recital Hall

The Cunning Little Vixen (Janaček)

  •  April 27, 28, 29, 30 — Neidorff-Karpati Hall

Undergraduate Production— Title TBA

  •  May 4 & 5 — Riverside Church Theatre

Please visit the MSM performance pages for details about each production:

Opera Theatre Administration

Carleen Graham
Dean of Vocal Arts
cgraham@msmnyc.edu

Kristen Kemp
Head of Music Staff
kkemp@msmnyc.edu

Christina Teichroew
Managing Director of Opera and Musical Theatre
cteichrow@msmnyc.edu

Kathryn Miller
Assistant Managing Director of Opera and Musical Theatre
kmiller@msmnyc.ed

Josi Petersen
Opera & Musical Theatre Ensembles Manager
jpetersen@msmnyc.edu

Opera Theatre Faculty and Artistic Staff

Kristen Kemp
Head of Music Staff for Graduate Opera Theatre

Travis Bloom, Vocal Coach

Jeremy Chan, Vocal Coach

Miriam Charney, Vocal Coach

Jeanne-Minette Cilliers, Vocal Coach

Ji Young Lee, Vocal Coach

Chun-Wei Kang, Vocal Coach

Carolyn Marlow, Musical Theatre Lab, Director

Jackson McKinnon, Assistant Conductor & Coach

Djordje Nesic, Vocal Coach

Gordon Ostrowski, Opera Workshop

Shane Schag, Vocal Coach

Eric Sedgwick, Vocal Coach

Evgenia Truksa, Vocal Coach

Guest Artist Staff (2022-2023 academic year)

Kate Bergstrom — or Spring Chamber Opera, Stage Director

James Blaszko — or Fall Chamber Opera, Stage Director

Katherine Carter — or Thursday Evening Opera Scenes Series, Stage Director

John de los Santos — or Fall Mainstage, Stage Director

Jorge Parodi  — or Fall Chamber Opera, Music Director & Conductor

Scott Parry — or Fall Undergraduate Opera Scenes & Spring Undergraduate Opera Greenfield, Stage Director

Kirk Severtson — or Spring Mainstage, Music Director & Conductor

Chloe Treat — or Spring Undergraduate Opera Riverside, Stage Director

Pierre Valet — or Fall Mainstage, Music Director & Conductor

Dennis Whitehead-Darling — or Spring Mainstage, Stage Director

WATCH!

Video performance of Our Multiple Voices: Original compositions for unaccompanied voice (Spring 2020)

13 original unaccompanied songs based on the singers’ own personal stories during the pandemic.

Success Stories

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  • Jan 3, 2022 Opera
    Alumni
    MSM Alumna Laquita Mitchell (MM ’01, PS ’02) featured as Opera Wire Artist of the Week
  • Apr 23, 2021 Opera
    Faculty
    Jorge Parodi, MSM’s Music Director of Opera Theatre oversees new take on “Carmen” in Atlanta
  • Apr 14, 2021 Opera
    Faculty
    Poetry by MSM faculty member Tazewell Thompson is featured in the New York Times

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