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American Lyric Theater presents A Toast to Ten Years

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American Lyric Theater presents A Toast to Ten Years

Time: November 17, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, NYC, 10003
Website or Map: http://www.altnyc.org/a-toast…
Event Discipline: opera
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick Communications
Latest Activity: Nov 2

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Event Description

American Lyric Theater presents A Toast to Ten Years, a wine tasting recital in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the company's lauded Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP), on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7pm at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, NYC. Tickets are $125 ($50 tax-deductible) and $250 ($175 tax-deductible), and tables of four are available at $500 ($200 tax-deductible) and $1,000 ($700 tax-deductible). 

 

Tickets may be purchased by calling 646.216.8298, or visiting www.altnyc.org/a-toast-to-ten-years

 

The event will be a wine tasting recital, during which attendees will have the opportunity to taste seven different wines that have been paired with excerpts from seven different operas developed by CLDP alumni, which have been produced across the country.  The evening will be hosted by ALT's founder and producing artistic director Lawrence Edelson with Heather Meyer, East Coast regional manager for Winemonger Imports.

 

The evening will include excerpts from:

 

  • Invisible Cities (Christopher Cerrone*) - world premiere at The Industry, LA, 2013, nominated for The Pulitzer Prize in Music

 

  • The Long Walk (Jeremy Howard Beck*/Stephanie Fleischmann*) - world premiere at Opera Saratoga, 2015

 

  • JFK (David T. Little/Royce Vavrek*) - world premiere at Fort Worth Opera, 2016

 

  • Why is Eartha Kitt Trying to Kill Me? (Jeffrey Dennis Smith*/David Johnston* ) - concert premiere at (le) poisson rouge; world staged premiere at Urban Arias, 2018

 

  • Embedded (Patrick Soluri*/Deborah Brevoort*) - world premiere at Fargo Moorhead Opera, 2014

 

  • After the Storm (David Hanlon/Stephanie Fleischmann*) - world premiere at Houston Grand Opera, 2016

 

  • Thumbprint (Kamala Sankaram*/ Susan Yankowitz) - world premiere at the PROTOTYPE Festival, 2014

 

*indicates alumni of the CLDP

 

Featured singers will include soprano Caroline Worra, mezzo soprano Heather Johnson, tenor Daniel Curran, baritone John Tibbetts II, and bass baritone Adrian Rosas.Wines are provided by Wine Monger, an importer of fine wines from Austria, Italy, Germany and France. The event, which is presented in partnership with Magnvm Opus Tasting Concerts, will also feature a select silent auction/raffle. 

 

Honorary Committee: Page Ashley, Brent Barton & Nikolay Zdravkov, Gail Chesler, Anna DeSimone, Laura Kempster, Stephen M. Weiner & Don Cornuet

 

"Over the past ten years, the Composer Librettist Development Program at ALT has been at the forefront of training the next generation of operatic writers," said Edelson. "There is nothing more satisfying than to see our alumni out in the world, writing incredible new operas, and seeing those works produced around the country - by companies large and small - changing the landscape of contemporary opera. Our 'Toast to Ten Years' gives us a chance to celebrate some of the many successes of our alumni, and to look forward at what the future holds for the CLDP." 

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