Opera Saratoga Recording Of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK To Be Featured On Hawaii Five-0
Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today that the company's critically acclaimed recording of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rockwill be featured this Friday evening, March 15th, 2019, on the CBS series Hawaii Five-0 (Season 9, Episode 19).
The upcoming episode, which airs at 9:00pm, will feature an excerpt from the song, "Honolulu" performed by Opera Saratoga artists tenors Brian Wallin, Spencer Viator, mezzo soprano Heather Jones and bass Matt Boehler. Maestro John Mauceri conducted the Opera Saratoga Orchestra, in a production directed by Edelson.
Opera Saratoga's recording of The Cradle Will Rock was recorded live during the company's 2017 Summer Festival. The production and recording have received international attention for its restoration of Blitzstein's original orchestrations and vibrant performances. The recording was issued by Bridge Records, and is available at all major retailers, online, and through iTunes.
Opera Saratoga, formerly known as Lake George Opera, began with a production of Die Fledermausat the Diamond Point Theatre on July 5, 1962, playing to an audience of 230. The Company now calls Saratoga Springs home and performs for more than 25,000 people annually. Opera Saratoga serves the communities of Saratoga Springs, the Lower Adirondack and New York State Capital areas by providing access to world-class opera through the production of an annual Summer Festival, as well as year-round activities including extensive educational programs, mentorship of emerging operatic artists, and unique opportunities for the public to experience opera in both our home theater and non-traditional venues that leverage and embrace the unique cultural, historic, and natural resources of the area. To date, the Company has performed over 90 different fully-staged works by over 50 different composers, including thirty-three works by American composers and six world-premiere productions. In 2014, the Board of Directors appointed Lawrence Edelson Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director. Edelson's leadership marked a new chapter in the company's history, with increased emphasis on community partnerships throughout the year, diversification of the company's repertoire, and a reaffirmed commitment to both the presentation of American opera and the mentorship of emerging artists as core activities in the company's programs each season. The 2019 Summer Festival marks the fifth season under his leadership. For more information, visit www.operasaratoga.org.