Alyson Cambridge to Perform at Opera on Tap Benefit Next Week
IMG Artist Alyson Cambridge will make a special guest appearance at Opera on Tap's Playground Operas benefit next Tuesday evening March 21st at Minton's of West Harlem (206 West 118th Street, NY NY 10026). The event will be hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight and begins at 6pm. Details and tickets are available here.
American soprano Alyson Cambridge, hailed by critics as "radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling, and artistically imaginative" (Washington Post), noted for her "powerful, clear voice" (New York Times) and "revelatory, sensual, smoky readings" (Opera News) is one of the most diverse and compelling vocal artists on the scene today. Her rich, warm soprano, combined with her strikingly beautiful stage presence and affecting musical and dramatic interpretation, have brought her over a decade of successes on the world's leading opera and concert stages, including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Carnegie Hall, London's Royal Albert Hall, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, among others, as well as recent debuts in Paris, Warsaw, Beijing, and other musical capitals throughout Europe and Asia. Visit www.alysoncambridge.com for more information.
The Playground Operas is a school day residency program that immerses elementary-school-aged students in the production and performance of an opera. With the guidance of professionals working in the field today, students explore the operatic experience from the first conception of an opera's production to the exciting culmination of its performance. The stage? Their own schoolyard playground.
Now in its 3rd year in residence at Harlem's P.S. 129, the 2017 Playground Opera, Elixir of Love, will include the participation of all 3rd Grade classes at the school, including the special education class. Go to www.playground.operaontap.org for more.
IF YOU GO:
Join Opera on Tap, Minton's of West Harlem, renowned soprano Alyson Cambridge and WQXR's Terrance McKnight for an evening of delicious food, drink and live performances! All proceeds support the Playground Operas program at P.S. 129 in West Harlem. The Playground Operas program is a school day residency program that immerses elementary-school-aged students in the production and performance of an opera.
Hailed as "raucous and sublime" by the New York Sun, Opera on Tap has been bringing opera to the uninitiated in bars, rock venues, and other alternative spaces since 2005. Born in the backroom of Freddy's Bar in Brooklyn, Opera on Tap has been steadily working on world domination one aria at a time, and now has nineteen national and three international chapters! Learn more at OperaonTap.org.
Opera on Tap has been working with and performing for children since 2007 through its strong partnerships with such venerable institutions and organizations as the JCC/Manhattan, The Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.