November 2, 2015 – New Rochelle Opera’s 30th anniversary season culminates with a production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. In keeping with the Company’s mission of exposing opera the next generation of opera lovers, New Rochelle Opera is collaborating with New Rochelle High School’s PAVE program for this holiday presentation. The production will be staged by Company co-founder and artistic director Camille Coppola, with musical direction by Derrick James and choreography by Christine Coleman. Fully sung in English, the operetta will feature a 2 piano accompaniment played by Renee Guerrero and David Jutt.
The cast includes Lilyana Grantcharova as Amahl, Kristin Behrmann as the Mother, Joshua Benevento as King Kaspar, Steven Herring as King Melchior and Steven Fredericks as King Balthazar. The chorus and dancers are the members of New Rochelle High School’s PAVE Program, which is supervised by Marc Schneider and the scenery will be designed by the Art Honor Society of the high school, advised by Alexi Brock.
Performances will be held on December 4 & 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Linda Kelly Theatre at New Rochelle School, 265 Clove Road, New Rochelle, NY. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students. To purchase advance tickets, click here, or send a check payable to New Rochelle Opera, Inc., to P.O. Box 55, New Rochelle, New York 10804. To receive tickets by mail, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. For further information, call (914) 576-1617.
New Rochelle Opera was formed for the purpose of presenting imaginative and appealing operatic productions to the Westchester community. It serves to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of live opera, and make it accessible and affordable to a diverse audience. The company presents the art form in its various aspects (e.g. fully staged performances, opera in concert, school programs, opera workshops and demonstrations), engaging aspiring young artists as well as experienced professionals. www.nropera.org