Opera Upper West: 2017-18 Season
History - Memory - Identity
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 - April 2018
A commemorative concert for Ida & Isidor Straus at Straus Park (105th & Broadway)
Featuring music played on the RMS Titanic and American premiere by composer Christopher Park
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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
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Director of Development, Aine Hakamatsuka
Music Director, Phillip Rashkin
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