In his brand new opera, composer Cyrus Meurant musically explores the surviving fragments of the pre-socratic Philosopher HERAKLEITOS. Ideas of Flux and The Unity Of Opposites, Creation, Consciousness, and Humanity's Desire To Understand All Things are traversed in a series of seven tableaux. Philosophical concepts including One Cannot Step Into The Same River Twice and Fire Will Come Upon And Lay Hold Of All Things provide a timely opportunity for us to consider the human project of knowledge in the face of an inevitable demise, knowing that whilst all things come into being and pass away, the beginning and the end are common. The Kreuzberger Kamerata under the musical direction of Rebecca Lang collaborate with Birger Radde, Samantha Britt, and Ziad Nehme to bring this new work to life for the very first time.
*cover for Musetta in La Boheme with Stone Opera Berlin.
A 3-course menu served throughout the performance at Stone Brewery Bistro and Gardens
Director/Regisseur: Andrew Dickinson
Conductor/Dirigent: Elda Lara
Opera Incognita, Bavaria, Germany
4 August, 8 pm Premiere
5 August, 8 pm
6 August, 6 pm
8, 9, 11, 12 August, 8 pm
13 August, 6 pm
Gala Concert for the winners of the Internationaler Gesangswettbewerb Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg with Orchestra
Samantha sings the role of Lucy in Gian Carlo Menotti's satire, "The Telephone" followed by Nella in Puccini's comedy "Gianni Schicchi". This production updates the setting and links the pieces through Lucy and Ben's modern romance and they and their family's greed.
Dorfen Jakobmayersaal, Unterer Markt 34: April 28, 29, May 3, 5, 6, at 8PM. www.printyourticket.de
München Hubertussaal, Schloss Nymphenburg: May 19, 26, 27, at 8PM. www.muenchenticket.de
Samantha will sing the soprano solos in Carl Orff's extraordinary work, Carmina Burana, with the orchestra Camerata New York, conducted by Richard Owen.
Samantha appears as Yente/soprano ensemble in her first show with the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene, a revival of the uplifting 1923 hit operetta, The Golden Bride/Di Goldene Kale, by Rumshinsky. The entire show is in Yiddish, but there are supertitles in English and Russian. This is Samantha's Off-Broadway debut.
A Performance of Excerpts for a private luncheon at the Colony Club.
"The Leopard"- composed by Michael Dellaira with libretto by JD McClatchy, based on the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Commissioned and developed by American Opera Projects with support from The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation and The Paul Underwood Charitable Trust
"SLEEP WELL AND GOOD NIGHT"
F. MENDELSSOHN – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, incidental music, Op. 61
IX. Wedding March
Guest Conductor: David Bernard
W.A. MOZART – Die Zauberflote, K. 620 – “Der Hölle Rache...” – Queen of the Night, Samantha Britt
Guest Conductor: David Bernard
A. KAR - Litha Symphony Commission – WORLD PREMIERE
P. TCHAIKOVSKY – The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 – Waltz, Act 1, No. 6
Assistant Conductor: Felipe Tristan
J. BRAHMS – Symphony No. 2, Op. 73
Samantha sings Leslie, the lead role of Rachel Peters' opera, Companionship, based on Arthur Phillips' short story, in a closed reading at The Virginia Arts Festival John Duffy Composers Institute for a group of faculty judges including Libby Larsen.
The short story: http://www.fivechapters.com/2009/companionship/
An article about the Institute: http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/duffy-institute/