New Amsterdam Opera presents Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio,
in concert with the New Amsterdam Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
Kirsten Chambers - Leonore
Brent Reilly Turner - Florestan
Kevin Langan - Rocco
Steven Herring - Don Pizarro
Madison Marie McIntosh - Marzelline
Lindell Carter - Jaquino
Kian Freitas - Don Fernando
Tony Bellomy, Chorus Master
Richard Cross, Narrator
Keith Chambers, Conductor
Tickets - $30
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- Joseph Röckel, a young 22-yeard old tenor who premiered the role of Florestan in the 1806 version of Fidelio, was witness to one of composer Ludwig van Beethoven's famous temper tantrums. After the 2nd performance of Fidelio in 1806, Beethoven was convinced that Teater an der Wien director Baron von Braun was cheating him out of ticket receipts. Beethoven stormed into his office and demanded - "Give me back my score!" He left that day with his Fidelio score, and the opera would not be seen again for another EIGHT YEARS!
- Did you know that Beethoven wrote FOUR different overtures for his only opera Fidelio? His favorite of these, which is now known simply as Leonore Overture No. 3, is such a powerful and dramatic work that he felt it overwhelmed the beginning of the opera.
New Amsterdam Opera is THRILLED to announce that Richard Cross will join us as Narrator for our June 9th performance of Fidelio!!
- Mr. Cross, bass-baritone, had an active international opera career and has appeared on many of the world’s important stages, including Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg Staatsoper, Oper Köln, Washington Opera, and Glyndebourne Festival. Mr. Cross made his professional opera debut at the first Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, in the world premiere of Lee Hoiby’s "The Scarf." He has taught at the Juilliard School, Mannes School of Music and currently serves on faculty of the Yale School of Music.