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Veteran’s Voices to be Featured in Concert Premiere of ‘Bomb Squad Rhapsody’ and ‘A Severed Chord’

By Logan Martell

On September 23, 2022, St. Ann Church in West Palm Beach Florida will see the concert premiere of two new operas “Bomb Squad Rhapsody” and “A Severed Chord.”

 

Inspired by the experiences of military veterans and their families, the event is produced by Lexye Aversa and music directed by Gregory Ritchey, and honors the work of the Grey Team, a county-based nonprofit that works to prevent suicide among veterans and those suffering from PTSD.

The first work, “Bomb Squad Rhapsody,” is composed by Jane K and written by librettist Germaine Shames. This one-act, one-woman work will feature mezzo-soprano Madison Marie McIntosh in the role of Claire. The second work, “A Severed Chord,” is composed by Amy Scurria to a libretto by Broadway veteran Jeff Shankley. The cast of nameless characters includes McIntosh as Young Woman, soprano Kelly Balmaceda as Warrior’s Mother and Young Girl, soprano Christine Alfaro as Psychiatrist, tenor David Santiago as Young Warrior, and baritone Kaleb Coicou as Older Warrior.

The event will also include music such as Garret Brown and Armando Maysonet’s “The Heroes of Freedom,” which was recently premiered as part of Grey Team’s Voices of the Valiant, a collaborative effort between Grey Team Military Community and McIntosh to create music which gives voice to the experiences and feelings of our veterans.

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PAST EVENTS

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GIULIETTA & ROMEO
Riccardo Zandonai


June 4th & June 5th, 2022
9:00pm EST

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, Battery Park City
 

CLICK HERE for more info

Teatro Grattacielo, in co-production with Battery Park City Authority

Giulietta e Romeo, 3 acts of love, passion, death and tragedy stripped down to their most pure and intimate. The site-specific production will take place in Robert F. Wagner Jr.Park, Battery Park City, positioned next to New York’s waterfront with one of the most iconic views in the city, the Statue of Liberty in clear view.
 

Giulietta e Romeo is dedicated to Francesco and Mary Giambelli

THE FRANCESCO AND MARY GIAMBELLI FOUNDATION

 

FREE ADMISSION WITH RESERVATION
Reservation details to be announced soon.

 

​GIULIETTA E ROMEO
TRAGEDIA IN TRE ATTI

LIBRETTO | ARTURO ROSSATO

CREATIVE TEAM

 

CAST

* Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School alumni

​COVER CAST

CHORUS​

SOPRANO

  • ANNA SIMON*

MEZZO

  • TAMMILYN KIM*

TENOR

  • NETZA JIMENEZ*

BARITONE

  • DAYVEN MARTINEZ*

  • ADAM JAGGERNAUTH*

* Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School students/alumni

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MY FACE Celebrates...YOU!

In-person benefit and livestream broadcast

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2022

 

6:00pm Cocktails and Small Plates

7:30pm Performance and Awards Presentation*

8:45pm Cocktails and Dessert


*A livestream virtual broadcast starting at 7:30pm ET will be available for those who cannot attend the in-person benefit.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
 

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25A METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE

December 2021 Issue
Page 94

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L’AMICO FRITZ

Pietro Mascagni

November 14th 2021

4:00pm EST

Ellen Stewart Theatre *creative shares at La MaMa

Teatro Grattacielo proudly presents Pietro Mascagni’s romantic comedy masterpiece L’amico Fritz.

 

L’amico Fritz is an opera in three acts by Pietro Mascagni, premiered in 1891 from a libretto by P. Suardon , based on the French novel L’ami Fritz by Émile Erckmann and Pierre-Alexandre Chatrian.

 

In a letter to his publisher Sonzogno, Mascagni had expressed his dedication to this less dramatically inclined, yet highly evocative and truly human opera stating, “What fresh and simple music flows from my heart.” Despite its simplistic theatrical life and understandable musicality, he disagreed with critics who faulted the opera for its uncomplicated structure and its portrayal of relatable emotions. Mascagni is often called a “one-opera man,” however as this opera proves, he was no such thing. While his first opera, the acclaimed one-act Cavalleria Rusticana, has now become Mascagni’s main achievement, his second opera L’Amico Fritz stands apart as the lighter representative of 19th century, verismo dramatics. The opera mixes the Italian trends of comic, “opera buffo” and captivating “opera seria,” with the schmaltzy clichés of rustic French life and German domestic bliss, making for an entertaining, yet thought-provoking work.
 

CREATIVE TEAM

JAMES BAGWELL | Conductor

MALENA DAYEN & STEFANOS KORONEOS | Directors
JON DE GAETANO | Lighting Designer
GUADALUPE MARIN | Original Artwork
SANGMIN CHAE | Projections
MATTHEW DEINHART | Projections
ANITA SIBONY DE ADELSBERG | Stage Design
THERESA MILES | Costume Design
CHANAN BEN SIMON | Live Feed Cameraman

CAST

JOHN BELLEMER | Fritz Kobus
ALEXANDRA RAZSKAZOFF | Suzel
MARCUS DELOACH | David
MARIYA KAGANSKAYA | Beppe

DAVID SANTIAGO | Federico
RICK AGSTER | Hanezò
KIENA WILLIAMS | Caterina

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L’AMICO FRITZ

Pietro Mascagni

August 27th 2021

Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice

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FELIPE TRISTAN | Conductor

MALENA DAYEN & STEFANOS KORONEOS | Directors
JON DE GAETANO | Lighting Designer
GUADALUPE MARIN | Original Artwork
MATTHEW DEINHART| Live Feed
SANGMIN CHAE | Projections Designer
THERESA MILES | Costume Designer
FRANCISCO MIRANDA | Assistant Conductor | Score reduction
ANDREW CATES | Stage Manager

 

​METAMORPHOSIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

FRITZ KOBUS | Diego Valdez *
SUZEL | Clara Lisle *
BEPPE | Madison Marie McIntosh
DAVID | Suchan Kim

FEDERICO | David Santiago*
HANEZO | Rick Agster
CATERINA | Kiena Williams *

*Teatro Grattacielo and Camerata Bardi Vocal Academy Young Artists

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MY FACE Celebrates 2021

A virtual experience in recognition of 70 years of myFace providing comprehensive care, education, and support to the craniofacial community.

 

This 1- hour virtual program commemorates 70 years of myFace providing comprehensive care and support, and ensuring that individuals with craniofacial differences and their families never feel alone.

 

This unique event strives to raise awareness about the impact of facial differences and why access to quality comprehensive care, education and resources can alter outcomes for those affected. Shared messages of hope, resilience and community are told throughout the program highlighting myFace’s mission to change faces and transform lives.

David Santiago serves as Artistic Director of myFace Celebrates… and also mentored myFace Star singer, Claudia, born with a rare condition, Adams Oliver and Amniotic Bands Syndrome.

CLICK HERE to watch the Claudia and David.

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A JOURNEY FROM BEL CANTO TO VERISMO

David Santiago in Concert

 

Carnegie Hall

January 10, 2020

8:00pm

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UN NUEVO DIA

Telemundo

David Santiago: De Disenador a Cantante de Opera

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DESIGNERS TODAY

Got Culture

Bel Canto - Italian Artistry and Design meets Opera

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BRAVO GALA CONCERT

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