Rhymes With Opera (RWO) announces its final season, celebrating the company's history of commissioning and performing new opera since its founding in 2007. RWO's 15th season will feature a special live retrospective concert at The Flea Theater in New York City, an online Cyber Salon, and the release of the studio cast album of Red Giant, their most recent production. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.rhymeswithopera.org.
15 Years of New Opera: A Celebration
August 27, 2022 at 7pm EDT
The Flea Theater, 20 Thomas Street, NYC | Virtually via rhymeswithopera.org
The centerpiece of RWO's farewell season will be a special live performance that features greatest hits from across the company's 15-year history of commissioning, producing, and performing new chamber opera. The performance features the three RWO ensemble singers (Elisabeth Hallday-Quan, Bonnie Lander, and Robert Maril) and includes music by RWO's resident composers Ruby Fulton and George Tsz-Kwan Lam. In addition to works by ensemble members, the evening will present works by ten different composers, all of whom were commissioned by RWO since its founding in 2007. The retrospective will be directed by Ashley Tata and the singers will be accompanied by the Rhymes With Opera Orchestra, conducted by Alex Wen.
Founded in 2007, Rhymes With Opera includes founding company members Ruby Fulton (composer); Elisabeth Halliday-Quan (soprano); George Tsz-Kwan Lam (composer); Bonnie Lander (soprano); and Robert Maril (baritone). RWO commissions and produces new chamber operas written specifically for the RWO ensemble, including a roster of musicians that form the Rhymes With Orchestra. Recent productions include Rumpelstiltskin (music by Ruby Fulton and George Lam, libretto by John Clum), The Impossible She (music and libretto by Daniel Thomas Davis), and Red Giant(music by Adam Matlock, libretto by Brian Slattery).