American Modern Opera Company: Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor; Paul Appleby, tenor; Matthew Aucoin, piano


Thursday, July 25, 2019
7:00 pm


This recital marks the debut of Veils for Desire, created by members of the American Modern Opera Company, an exciting new collective of some of today’s most gifted, curious, and innovative artists and recently named one of “19 for 19 Artists to Watch” by WQXR. Built around Britten’s dramatic canticle Abraham and Isaac, the program features works that “veil” or transform an unspeakable desire into a new, mysterious form. Also included are songs composed specifically for each of these extraordinary singers, including a world premiere by Harold Meltzer and music by AMOC Co-Artistic Director and 2018 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin.



Program to include:
Britten  Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac
Matthew Aucoin  This Earth
Monteverdi  “Possente spirto” from L’Orfeo
Matthew Aucoin  Selections from Merrill Songs
Harold Meltzer  The Heaven of Animals (World Premiere, commissioned by AMOC)

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Bedford, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Times: 7:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$56 - A
$47 - B
$36 - C
$30 - D

Presenter: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
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