Unison Media and The Green-Wood Historic Fund are presenting an all-new series of classical music concerts titled The Angel’s Share, to be performed in Green-Wood’s Catacombs. The season will run from June 2018 through October 2018.
The Angel’s Share kicks off with the World Premiere of The Rose Elf, a chamber opera by composer David Hertzberg, directed by the visionary R. B. Schlather and starring award-winning mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey. Hertzberg just won MCANA’s “Best New Opera Award” for his last work, The Wake World (based on famed occultist Aleister Crowley), and in The Rose Elf he tells the tale of two lovers torn apart by a senseless act of violence; and of a strange and sensuous being, at once near and distant, who witnesses this tragedy and is transformed.
The Singers: Samantha Hankey, The Elf; Alisa Jordheim, The Girl/Luna; Kyle Bielfield, The Beloved/Horus; Andrew Bogard, The Brother
The Orchestra: Teddy Poll, conductor; Zhenwei Li, clarinet; Bryn Coveney, horn; Bradley Loudis, percussion; Euntaek Kim, piano; Shannon Lee, violin; Abigail Fayette, violin; Sung Jin Lee, viola; John-Henry Crawford, cello; Sam Casseday, bass
The Rose Elf was developed within the Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence Program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. These performances are part of the third annual New York Opera Fest.
Wednesday, June 6; Friday, June 8; Sunday, June 10
PLEASE NOTE: Ticketholders must be 21 years or older. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets can be purchased at the door if they are not sold out in advance.