The relationship between Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal was at times explosive, but proved to be one of the most successful musical collaborations in opera history.
EMPIRE OPERA presents
an evening of opera scenes from Arabella, Ariadne auf Naxos, Elektra, Die Frau ohne Schatten and Der Rosenkavalier, with a dramatization of the correspondence between the two creators of these works by guest artist, actor Michael Hajek.
Mark Cogley, music director for this event, will accompany Empire artists:
Christina Rohm, soprano
Brooke Schooley, soprano
Margaret O’Connell, mezzo
Walker J. Jackson, tenor
Amber Smoke, soprano
Steven Herring, baritone
Elizabeth Beers Kataria, soprano
To cap the evening off, Empire will host a wine reception after the performance where you can meet and greet the artists.
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
245 W. 77th St. (at West End Ave.)
New York, NY 10024
1 train to 79th St., 2 and 3 trains to 72nd st.
online now at empireopera.org