New Opera NYC
presents a new production of
May 18-21, 2017
New Opera NYC presents a new production of Golden Cockerel by N. Rimsky-Korsakov from May 18-21, 2017 at the Loreto Theater, Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, NYC. Performances: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $25-89 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/968614?_ga=1.66758126.1701897094.1490622185.
The fifteenth and last opera written by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Golden Cockerel is based on a faux fairytale by a great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and set to a libretto by Vladimir Belsky. The piece is a cornerstone of the Russian opera heritage; it has enjoyed international success ever since it premiered in 1909, but it has not been seen in NYC in decades. This is the first-ever production in New York City to be performed in the original Russian.
New Opera NYC’s production features distinguished bass of Bolshoi Theater
Mikhail Svetlov as King Dodon, one of his signature roles, and Russian soprano Julia Lima and Alexandra Batsios as Queen of Shemakha, and
Ksenia Berestovskaya, Michael Celentano, Bonnie Frauenthal, Dmitry Gishpling-Chernov, Daniel Kamalic, Isaiah Trofimenko, John Villemaire,and Kevin Wetzel. Performed in Russian with English supertitles.
Production: Igor Konyukhov; Conductor: J. David Jackson; Costume Design by Olga Maslova; Set and Props Design by Zachary M. Crane; Lighting Design by Greg Mitchell.
About New Opera NYC Founder Igor Konyukhov
Igor Konyukhov, founder of New Opera NYC is a Russian born director and choreographer based in the U.S. Mr. Konyukhov started out as a physicist earning his Master of Science degree from Moscow State University, Russia. He continued his education at the University of Connecticut studying for a PhD in Nuclear Physics. His passion for theater led him to directing and choreography. He moved to NYC where he earned his MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2012, Mr. Konyukhov debuted as a stage director presenting Baroque opera Armida at the Orensanz Foundation in New York City, Academy of Music Northampton and MMAC in NYC. Mr. Konyukhov also directed the world premiere of the opera Shulamit for the JCC Manhattan. Konyukhov’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta was premiered in 2014 at the El Museo del Barrio and was presented in San Francisco in 2016 at the Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center. In 2015, Konyukhov staged Schumann’s Spanische Liebeslieder and Liebeslieder Waltzer by J. Brahms in an innovative production Salon 4. He also staged Boris Godunov in 2016 at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. His theater credits include two productions of M. Lermontov’s Demon at St. Marks Theater, NYC in 2016.
This performance is part of the second annual New York Opera Fest, a two-month celebration of New York’s vibrant and varied opera community throughout May and June, 2017, with over 20 companies putting on more than 30 events in venues around the city. The Opera Fest is organized by the New York Opera Alliance, in partnership with OPERA America, the national service organization for opera. For more information and a full listing, visit: http://nyoperafest.com/.
New Opera NYC (NONYC) was founded in 2012 by Igor Konyukhov. Over the years the company with the support of our audience and donors established itself in New York opera scene. Starting as a small initiative presenting chamber size productions, in the past years NONYC has developed immensely presenting a large scale classical opera productions collaborating with internationally renowned singers, conductors and designers with review in New York Times, Opera News Magazine and many other art covering media. New Opera NYC adopts an innovative performance strategy and relies on the unexpected and challenging projects. In the past years we have performed in many venues such as Theater at El Museo Del Barrio, JCC Manhattan, Fort Mason Center for Arts in San Francisco, Sheen Center, Angel Orensanz Foundation, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center and Academy of Music in Northampton.
In 2016 NONYC has presented a critically acclaimed production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the Mason Center in San Francisco. In 2017-18 NONYC will workshop and present a new opera Black Square, commissioned from the internationally acclaimed composer Ilya Demutsky
Located in the NoHo/East Village section of downtown New York on historic Bleecker Street, the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is a vibrant new arts organization that presents over 75 events a year specializing in theatre, music, film, and talks. A project of the Archdiocese of New York, the Sheen Center complex encompasses the 270-seat Loreto Mainstage theatre, a 90-seat Black Box Theatre, four rehearsal studios, and an Art Gallery.