Gotham Chamber Opera

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This edition of Meet the Artists features singers Jennifer Zetlan and Thomas Richards of Gotham Chamber Opera's production of The Tempest Songbook, presented March 27, 28 & 29, 2015 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a co-production with The Martha Graham Dance Company.


Soprano Jennifer Zetlan's 2014-15 season engagements include a reprisal of her Mozart/ Donna Anna in Steven Stucky and Jeremy Denk's The Classical Style, this time at Carnegie Hall, and Fanny in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordan's Morning Star with Cincinnati Opera. Her concert appearances include György Ligeti's Requiem with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Orff's Carmina Burana with the Oratorio Society of New York. Last season, Ms. Zetlan sang the role of Rebecca in the U.S. premiere of Nico Muhly's Two Boys with the Metropolitan Opera. She also returned to Seattle Opera after great success last season, this time as Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto. Ms. Zetlan last appeared with Gotham Chamber Opera in the world premiere production of Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters.

 

 

 


A native of Burnsville, Minnesota, Thomas Richards was named a winner of the 2013 Grand Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He earned his master of music degree atthe University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). His roles with CCM Opera include Dr. Bartolo in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Leporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Father Trulove in Stravinski's The Rake's Progress, and Frank Maurrant in Kurt Weill Street Scene. Recently, he performed Colline in Puccini's La bohème at the Central City Opera Festival, Dr. Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro with the Merola Opera Program, as well as The Bonze in Puccini's Madame Butterfly, and Orville Mason in Tobias Picker's An American Tragedy at the Glimmerglass Festival. He is a current member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. 

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"In contrast to the troubles at bigger institutions, many small opera companies are flourishing, and their numbers are expanding. Some 33 such companies exist in New York City today, more than double the number a decade ago, according to Opera America, a membership organization that promotes the art form.They are surviving and thriving because their budgets and number of staged productions are only a fraction of that of the big boys, and they specialize in niches. LoftOpera presents scaled-down versions of classic operas staged in nontraditional settings, such as former factories. Gotham Chamber Opera sets itself apart by featuring seldom-performed compositions created for smaller venues. Meanwhile, Beth Morrison Projects focuses on contemporary works." By Theresa Agovino for Crains New York Business 


To read the entire article, follow this link: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20150213/ARTS/150219910/while-large-operas-flounder-small-companies-flourish 

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