NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Vocal Performance today announced it will present “Opera Light and Dark,” an evening-length production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Impresario and Gian Carlo Menotti's The Medium, on March 31 – April 3, 2016.
NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Vocal Performance today announced it will present “Opera Light and Dark,” an evening-length production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Impresario and Gian Carlo Menotti's The Medium, on March 31 – April 3, 2016. Dallett Norris is the stage director and Christopher Zemliauskas is the music director.
The “light” is represented by Mozart's 1786 comedy The Impresario, in which two ambitious actresses try to out-sing each other in a fierce competition for a lucrative starring role. Menotti's 1947 drama The Medium takes care of the “dark” half of the evening, as an unexpected sensation at a séance led by a drunken, fraudulent clairvoyant leads to tragedy.
NYU’s production of “Opera Light and Dark” runs March 31 – April 2 at 8 p.m. and April 3 at 3 p.m. at the Frederick Loewe Theatre (35 West 4th Street). Tickets are $20 general admission and $5 for students and seniors. For tickets, contact NYU Box Office at tickets.nyu.edu, call the box office at 212-998-4941, or visit in person at 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South).
“Opera Light and Dark” features scenic design by Brittany Vasta, lighting design by Alex Fabozzi, costume design by Karen Hummel Kinsley, and props by Sven Nelson. The production stage manager is Joe Conceison. The cast features NYU Steinhardt students Rachael Anacker, Aaron Banes, Lauren Barchi, Valentine Baron, Rebecca Blackwell, Dongyang Fei, Michael King, Molly Leonard, Nicole Mitroussias, Diaz Mussalimov, Maria Palombo, Mary Rice, Jake Satterfield, Amanda Strader, and Reka Szakacs.
About NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, established in 1925, instructs over 1,600 students majoring in music and performing arts programs. Music and Performing Arts Professions serves as NYU’s “school” of music and is a major research and practice center in music technology, music business, music composition, film scoring, songwriting, music performance practices, performing arts therapies, and the performing arts-in-education (music, dance, and drama).