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LOFTOPERA BRINGS MOZART’S COSÌ FAN TUTTE TO WAREHOUSE IN EAST WILLIAMSBURG
Sep 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
For its third production of the 2016 season, LoftOpera presents Mozart’s tale of love and deception, Così fan tutte, at 101 Varick Avenue—a former warehouse space—in East Williamsburg. Performance dates are September 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25 at 8:00 p.m.; doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Cast members include soprano Megan Pachecano as Fiordiligi, mezzo-soprano Sarah Nelson Craft as Dorabella, tenor Spencer Viator as Ferrando, baritone Alex DeSocio as Guglielmo, soprano Michelle Trovato as Despina, and baritone Gary Ramsey as Don Alfonso.
Louisa Proske directs the production with set design by Kate Noll, lighting design by Oliver Wason, and costume design by Rachel Dainer-Best.Sean Kelly serves as Music Director and Dean Buck conducts the LoftOpera orchestra. Print All Over Me will digitally print 60 feet of fabric for a hanging installation which will be featured prominently on-stage. The set also includes a fake pool built into the stage.
Verdi’s Macbeth will complete LoftOpera’s 2016 season, replacing previously announced Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, which will now be presented as part of LoftOpera’s 2017 season.
Tickets for all performances are available by visiting www.loftopera.com. General admission tickets are $30; memberships and reserved seating options are also available. On September 17 and 24, after-parties take place directly following the performances with DJ entertainment, black lights, dancing and body paint. Tickets to the after-parties are available for $40, which includes a general admission ticket to the performance. Transportation Alternatives will be providing complimentary deluxe valet bicycle parking for audience members who ride their bicycle to the production.
LoftOpera challenges existing business models for opera production—finding ways to make opera accessible by removing barriers between the audience and the stage and by setting productions in alternative spaces that excite and inspire new generations of opera enthusiasts. Founded in 2013 by Executive Producer Daniel Ellis-Ferris, General Manager Brianna Maury, and Principal Conductor Dean Buck, LoftOpera is committed to championing new artistic talent by providing young artists opportunities to perform lead roles together with high-quality musical accompaniment, direction, and production elements. Previous LoftOpera productions have included Le Comte Ory, Tosca, The Rape of Lucretia, Lucrezia Borgia, Il Barbiere di Siviglia,La Bohème, Le nozze di Figaro, and Don Giovanni.