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The New York Opera Festival World Premiere

24 @ 44: A Marathon Celebration of 10 Years in The Greene Space

Saturday April 13 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
In-person event

New York Opera Fest


(Above photo credit: Courtesy of The New York Opera Festival)

The New York Opera Festival and The Greene Space present a world-premiere opera composed in just one day by an all-star team of local composers, writers and performers — inspired by a prompt they’ll receive 24 hours before their performance.

You’ll also get a sneak peek at excerpts from their upcoming festival shows.

Expect to hear an incredible cross section of what New York City opera sounds like outside of the Met Opera, and how it deals with urgent topics ranging from politics to LGBTQ rights to global warming to toxic masculinity.

The event caps off 24@44, a nonstop 24-hour marathon of live journalism, music, art, performances and parties with all the New York Public Radio fam. The marathon, which celebrates The Greene Space’s 10th anniversary, kicks off at 7 am on Friday, April 12 and runs through 7 am on Saturday, April 13. Learn more and reserve your free ticket here.


Danielle Buonaiuto, soprano

La Toya Lewis, soprano

Melissa Serluco, mezzo-soprano

Brian Alvarado, baritone

Richard Pearson Thomas, music director

Marianna Mott Newirth, librettist

Peter Michael von der Nahmer (Mike), dramaturg

Jennifer Williams, director

Alexa Rosenberg, PSM

These participants represent several New York Opera Fest/New York Opera Alliance companies including Utopia Opera, Bronx Opera, New Camerata Opera, Regina Opera Company, New Amsterdam Opera, Beth Morrison Projects, Center for Contemporary Opera, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Opera Theatre of Montclair and more.

New Camerata Opera

“Give him this orchid” from Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia

Performers: Allison Gish, mezzo-soprano and Brian Holman pianist

Bronx Opera

Dialogue and “Were you not to Ko-Ko plighted,” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado

Performers: Elisabeth Slaten, soprano; Andrew Klima, tenor and John Cuk, pianist


Regina Opera

Act 4 duet “Mira, di acerbe lagrime” from Il Trovatore

Performers: Alexis Cregger – Leonora, Nathan Matticks – Count Di Luna, Brian Holman – pianist

Death of Classical

Dido’s Lament from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

Performers: Vanessa Cariddi, mezzo-soprano and Elliot Figg, piano

New Amsterdam Opera

Hérode, ne me refuse pas.” Act 1 aria from Hérodiade by Massenet

Performers: Janara Kellerman, mezzo-soprano and Gloria Kim, pianist

American Opera Projects

(Production by American Opera Projects, New York City Opera, and Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center)

“A Christmas Story” from Laura Kaminsky’s As One

Performers: Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano and Kathryn Olander, piano

Heartbeat Opera/ Opera Lafayette

Susanna’s aria “Da chi spero aita, O Cieli.” From La Susanna by Alessandro Stradella 

Performers: Lucía Martín-Cartón, soprano; Jacob Ashworth, vioin; Ryan Brown, violin; Arash Noori, theorbo 

Opera on Tap

“Ach, ich fühl’s,” from Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Performers: Rachel Duval, soprano — Jie Yi, pianist— Jenny Lee Mitchell, stage direction

Event Details

Free, but reservation required

The Greene Space
44 Charlton St
New York , NY 10014 United States

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