The 2015 closing of Gotham Chamber Opera, which performed operatic rarities from all eras in locations as varied as the Hayden Planetarium and a Lower East Side burlesque house, dealt a blow to New York music lovers. The company boasted creativity, musicality and frugality, but it still failed to survive — shutting its doors amid a sea of red ink.
Now its founder, Neal Goren, is back in business — thanks to an unusual collaboration between his new company, Catapult Opera, and Peak Performances at Montclair State University, which will present four of Catapult’s productions, beginning with the premiere of a new Robert Wilson staging of Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” in the fall of 2020.
The collaboration promises to bring an important artistic voice back to the region, and to offer hope of a financially viable model for Mr. Goren to continue putting on chamber opera. Jedediah Wheeler, the executive director of Peak Performances, said he had long admired Mr. Goren’s “tremendous imagination and gumption,” and added that the new partnership dovetails with his vision of universities as incubators of new work.
“For lack of a better term, the Medicis of our time are at the universities,” he said.
Mr. Goren, who was also Gotham’s conductor and artistic director, said he had pored over the company’s old financial statements to see where he could find savings. “The biggest expense after payroll was real estate, basically: performance space, rehearsal space and office space,” he said. “I thought, how can we reduce that?”
With the new partnership, Peak Performances will underwrite four productions over two seasons, covering the cost of the productions, providing spaces for rehearsal and performance, and taking care of marketing. Mr. Goren, who will conduct the works, said that the shows would be designed to be tour-ready.
Peak Performances had already been making plans to stage the new Wilson “Amahl” before the Catapult deal took shape. But Mr. Goren said that he had long been an admirer of the opera, and of Mr. Wilson, and looked forward to it. The remaining three productions were chosen in part to reflect the partnership’s dedication to racial, gender and cultural diversity.
In the spring of 2021, Catapult will give the United States premiere of “La Ville Morte,” by the influential French composer, conductor and teacher Nadia Boulanger, written with Raoul Pugno to a libretto by Gabriele d’Annunzio. The opera, directed by Robin Guarino, will feature a new chamber orchestration by Stefan Cwik and Joseph Stillwell.
The following fall, the company will perform David Hertzberg’s “The Wake World,” which had its premiere at Opera Philadelphia in 2017, in a new production by Mary Birnbaum. (Before Gotham closed, it had awarded Mr. Hertzberg, whose music Mr. Goren described as “wildly ecstatic and erotic,” a prize and commission that it could not see through.) And in 2022, Catapult will give the United States premiere of Errollyn Wallen’s 2007 opera “The Silent Twins,” staged by Charlotte Braithwaite.
Mr. Wheeler, who has made Peak Performances one of the most vital performance series in the region, said he was pleased that the collaboration would give Mr. Goren a home, and that he hoped it would attract new audiences to opera, beginning with the students at Montclair State. He recalled the shock of his own first experience with opera: “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” which was commissioned by NBC for television.
“I think about it to this day,” he said. “I remember plunking down in front of a black-and-white television set, and seeing something I had no reference for, and being completely drawn into it. I would bet that I didn’t even know that it was called opera.”B:
123新一代高清跑狗图“【基】【纽】【那】【家】【伙】【真】【是】【坑】【人】，【把】【这】【种】【苦】【差】【事】【都】【丢】【给】【了】【我】【们】。”【乘】【坐】【着】【高】【速】【单】【人】【宇】【宙】【飞】【行】【器】，【看】【着】【前】【方】【已】【经】【映】【入】【眼】【帘】【的】【博】【恩】【瑟】【拉】【斯】【星】【群】，【萨】【博】【不】【禁】【嘀】【咕】【道】。 【作】【为】【弗】【利】【萨】【的】【贴】【身】【随】【从】，【他】【的】【地】【位】【完】【全】【是】【和】【基】【纽】【平】【起】【平】【坐】。 “【唉】，【可】【得】【注】【意】【一】【下】【我】【的】【仪】【容】，【毕】【竟】【博】【恩】【瑟】【拉】【斯】【星】【上】【的】【克】【勒】【斯】【少】【女】【都】【在】【等】【着】【我】【呢】！”【拿】【起】【梳】【子】【梳】
【可】【是】【祁】【小】【过】【怎】【么】【也】【记】【不】【得】【那】【人】【像】【是】【自】【己】【认】【识】【的】【何】【人】，【只】【见】【这】【擂】【台】【上】【人】【都】【陆】【续】【上】【了】【来】，【祁】【小】【过】【也】【不】【再】【去】【想】【了】，【静】【下】【心】【来】【好】【好】【地】【瞧】【瞧】【这】【台】【上】【的】【比】【赛】【了】。 【要】【知】【道】，【这】【一】【共】【来】【报】【名】【的】，【也】【就】【五】【十】【来】【人】【六】【十】【人】【不】【到】，【这】【四】【人】【一】【组】，【必】【定】【是】【有】【几】【组】【不】【够】【人】【数】，【而】【这】【少】【年】【的】【这】【一】【组】，【恰】【恰】【是】【当】【中】【的】【一】【组】【来】，【除】【他】【之】【外】，【只】【有】【两】【人】。 123新一代高清跑狗图“【难】【怪】【如】【此】【强】【盛】【的】【两】【大】【豪】【门】【在】【经】【历】【这】【次】【战】【争】【后】【会】【十】【几】【二】【十】【年】【都】【没】【有】【缓】【过】【来】……” “【想】【要】【击】【败】【如】【此】【强】【横】【雾】【隐】，【损】【失】【恐】【怕】【难】【以】【想】【象】，【难】【怪】【宇】【智】【波】【和】【日】【向】【两】【大】【豪】【门】【在】【战】【争】【后】【对】【于】【木】【叶】【高】【层】【几】【乎】【耍】【赖】【式】【的】【变】【卦】【几】【乎】【无】【动】【于】【衷】，【没】【有】【怎】【么】【反】【抗】……” “【他】【们】【恐】【怕】【也】【没】【有】【想】【到】【这】【场】【战】【争】【的】【损】【失】【会】【远】【远】【超】【过】【他】【们】【的】【预】【料】【吧】，【哪】【里】
【次】【日】，【城】【堡】【内】 “【开】【始】【吧】。”【潇】【潇】【站】【在】【凤】【凰】【和】【血】【剑】【的】【面】【前】，“【我】【需】【要】【做】【什】【么】【吗】？” “【不】【需】【要】，【过】【程】【可】【能】【有】【点】【疼】，【忍】【着】【点】【吧】。”【凤】【凰】【抛】【出】【了】【翎】【羽】，“【如】【果】【你】【感】【觉】【准】【备】【好】【了】，【就】【闭】【上】【眼】【睛】【吧】。【不】【要】【试】【图】【反】【抗】。” “【好】。” 【潇】【潇】【闭】【上】【眼】【睛】，【双】【手】【捧】【着】【翎】【羽】。 【血】【剑】【和】【凤】【凰】【对】【视】【一】【眼】，【互】【相】【点】【了】【点】【头】。 【一】【日】
“【顾】【家】【大】【丫】【头】，【你】【快】【醒】【醒】，【谁】【让】【你】【干】【这】【个】【的】？【好】【好】【的】【厨】【师】【工】【作】【你】【不】【干】，【非】【要】【来】【虐】【渣】【男】，【可】【你】【根】【本】【就】【找】【错】【人】【了】，【让】【我】【怎】【么】【说】【你】【好】【啊】。” 【司】【马】【洋】【坐】【在】【窗】【台】【上】，【微】【微】【叹】【气】【盯】【着】【顾】【欣】【怡】。 “【我】【说】【过】【吧】，【只】【要】【你】【叫】【我】，【我】【就】【会】【第】【一】【时】【间】【过】【来】，【我】【还】【在】【黑】【星】【球】【研】【制】【飞】【行】【器】【呢】，【看】【来】【这】【回】【这】【个】【运】【行】【速】【度】【不】【错】【嘛】。” 【司】【马】【洋】【陶】