Opera Upper West: 2017-18 Season

History - Memory - Identity

in America

GLORY DENIED by Tom Cipullo - June 2017

based on the oral history by Tom Philpott

on the Baylander IX-514 at West Harlem Piers

Board the Baylander, a Vietnam war aircraft carrier, and be immersed in the story of Colonel Floyd James Thompson, America’s longest serving Prisoner of War. Experience the culture shock of the 60’s and 70’s, and observe how media and memory forge American identity. 

Pool of Memory - Spring 2018

A commemorative concert for Ida & Isidor Straus

Featuring music played on the RMS Titanic and American premiere by composer Christopher Park



Described by The New York Times as "captivating...almost voyeuristic," Opera Upper West is an immersive opera theatre located in Manhattan's Upper West Side exploring authentic drama rooted in the human experience. 


2016: #TheCell: Menotti's The Telephone & Poulenc's La voix humaine on Tour in New York (NY Opera Fest), Philadelphia (National Opera Week) and Alabama (New Year's Eve w/ Ars Nova School of the Arts)

2015: The Marriage of Figaro - A Real-time Wedding

Artistic Director, Alexandra Fees

Director of Development, Aine Hakamatsuka

Music Director, Phillip Rashkin


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