Kick off summer in the city with this multimedia tour of New York and Paris. Luxuriate in the sensational sound of mezzo soprano Naomi O’Connell singing Hector Berlioz’s poignant Les Nuits d’Ete. See Berlioz’s classic Symphonie Fantastique come alive in New York City in Last Night’s Symphonie, a new film by NY-based director Adam Grannick, with live music by the GVO. Swing through Paris to the rhythms of George Gershwin’s American in Paris Ballet. Rossini’s classic William Tell Overture rounds out the program, conducted by Music Director Barbara Yahr.
Last Night’s Symphonie tells the story of two lives forever changed by one passionate night of rash decisions. Hector and Harriet, two young New Yorkers, meet at a party on a hot summer New York night and enjoy an adventurous night out in the city. The next morning, a repentant Hector sets out to right his wrongs.
Hailed by The New York Times as a “radiant mezzo-soprano,” Irish singer Naomi O’Connell made her West End debut in London starring in Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play Master Class opposite Tyne Daly in 2012, lauded as “thrilling” by the Independent. This season, Ms. O’Connell will play Rosine in Stephen Wadsworth’s new adaptation of the Beaumarchais Figaro plays at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, return to Garsington Opera as La Corilla in Offenbach’s Vert-Vert and make her debut with Frankfurt Oper in the title role of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea.
Notable past engagements include Despina in the 2012 MET+Juilliard production of Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte, conducted by Alan Gilbert and directed by Stephen Wadsworth, New York City Opera’s production of Offenbach’s La Perichole directed by Christopher Alden, and her professional operatic debut with Garsington Opera, where London critics called her “a star in the making.” Recent recital appearances include her acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall as First Prize winner of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild competition.
$20 suggested donation, $10 students/seniors.
Presented by Greenwich Village Orchestra