Gotham Chamber Opera

Where opera gets intimate.

Another installment of "Meet the Artists" featuring the creative team of our upcoming production Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda /I Have No Stories to Tell You, presented February 26th and 27th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Director Robin Gurarino has a busy 2013-2014 season including directing a new production of L'Etoile for the Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music, followed by a new production of Orlando Paladino at the Manhattan School of Music. She also joins Maestro James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera for the HD production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte and a revival of her staging of Der Rosenkavalier. In the summer of 2014 she directs a new production of Poulenc's, Dialogues of the Carmelites for the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. For Gotham Chamber Opera. Ms. Guarino directed Sutermeister's Die schwarze spinne in 2004 and  Rossini's Il signor Bruschino in 2007.

(Image: Il signor Bruschino directed  by Robin Guarino)



Set designer Andromache Chalfant began her New York career as a site manager for a construction company in Tribeca. She was intrigued by the process of stripping spaces down to their skeletons and creating new possibilities for them. She has been nominated on two occasions for a Henry Hewes Award for Outstanding Set Design. Ms. Chalfant’s upcoming projects include Through The Yellow Hour at The Rattlestick Theater, and A Streetcar Named Desire at Virginia Opera. She created the scenic design for Gotham's 2010 production of Montsalvatge's El gato con botas.

(Image: El gato con botas with scenic design by Andromache Chalfant)


Lighting designer Jane Cox has designed for Sydney Opera, Houston Grand, New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Minnesota Opera and Juilliard Opera. Ms. Cox has also taught courses at NYU (Tisch School of the Arts, graduate program in theater design); Vassar (drama department); Sarah Lawrence (dance department); UMass Amherst; and workshops at universities all over the country and at the Kennedy Center. She is represented in the book "Curtain Call: Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance."


Costume designer Gabriel Berry has previously created costumes for San Francisco Opera has also Glimmerglass Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Santa Fe Opera in addition to her work with American Repertory Theater, Public Theaters Shakespeare in the Park in New York and Berkeley Repertory Theater.


Choreographer Bradon McDonald was a dancer with the Mark Morris Dance Group since 2008. Before joining the group he performed with the Limón Dance Company for three years. Mr. McDonald is a graduate of The Juilliard School, and a recipient of the Princess Grace Award, as well as a National ARTS Foundation award.

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