Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Costume Designs for Gotham Chamber Opera's LA DESCENTE D'ORPHEE AUX ENFERS
Gotham Chamber Opera presents Marc-Antoine Charpentier's La descente d'Orphée aux enfers, a co-production with Trinity Church, from January 1- January 5, 2014 at St. Paul's Chapel, Broadway and Fulton, NYC. Performances: Wednesday, January 1 and Friday, January 3 at 7pm; Sunday, January 5 at 5pm. Tickets are $15-$125 and are available atwww.ticketcentral.com or (212) 279-4200. For more information visitwww.gothamchamberopera.org. Check out a sneak peek at the costume designs below!
For the New York stage premiere of Charpentier's La descente d'Orphée aux enfers, Gotham Chamber Opera partners with members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra. The cast will be led by Daniel Curran as Orphée, Jeff Beruan as Pluton, and Jamilyn Manning-White as Eurydice. Charpentier's 1686 opera retells the story of Orpheus who, upon learning of Eurydice's sudden death, descends to Hades in order to convince Pluto to allow her to return with him to earth. This classic story of selfless love and the power of music to overcome death will be staged by Andrew Eggert and presented in historic St. Paul's Chapel.
The creative team for La descente d'Orphée aux enfers consists of Neal Goren, conductor and Andrew Eggert, stage director. Scenic design by Julia Noulin-Mérat, costume design by Vita Tzykun, lighting design by Mark Stanley, projections design by S. Katy Tucker, and choreography by Doug Elkins.
Gotham Chamber Opera's 2013/2014 season will continue in February with a double bill co-produced with and staged at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, consisting of Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda by Monteverdi, and a newly commissioned work, I Have No Stories to Tell You, by Gotham Chamber Opera Composer-In-Residence Lembit Beecher. The United States premiere of The Raven by Toshio Hosakawa at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater concludes the season in May 2014 as part of the New York Philharmonic's inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL.
For more information, visit www.gothamchamberopera.org.
Costume designs by Vita Tzykun