Encompass New Opera Theatre

Encompass New Opera Theatre Keeping American Opera Thriving for more than 39 Years! Keeping American Opera Thriving Focusing on the creation, development and production of new and classic American opera in ground-breaking productions, Encompass New Opera Theatre is one of the foremost leaders in the United States and New York City in charting a whole new ground for American Composers since 1975.
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Encompass has produced over 61 full-scale operas with orchestra and staged readings of more than 160 new works, from jazz and cabaret to musicals and opera

Mission: Encompass New Opera Theatre is dedicated to creating, developing and producing imaginative productions of new music theatre and contemporary opera.

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The Astronaut’s Tale (2016, Charles Fussell/Jack Larson): Breathtaking images of the galaxies and outer space ignite a m...
08/07/2020

The Astronaut’s Tale (2016, Charles Fussell/Jack Larson): Breathtaking images of the galaxies and outer space ignite a modern tale of a young man's fascination with the cosmos, guided by a mysterious stranger who challenges his views on creation and fuels his desire to become an astronaut. Stunning projections, an exciting percussive score, and gorgeous vocal music give us a luminous glimpse of a multi-dimensional universe and the majesty of outer space. Opera News praised the show’s ambition and scope, stating “Encompass deserves credit for its commitment to musically and thematically adventurous new work.” (Eapen Leubner, Christopher Vettel)

This week, we're looking to remember and recognize some of our favorite moments together. Share your favorite Encompass ...
08/05/2020

This week, we're looking to remember and recognize some of our favorite moments together. Share your favorite Encompass memory, let us hear what you're excited about for future shows!

07/29/2020
Determined Women: Nancy Rhodes

Our wonderful director Nancy Rhodes was recently interviewed by Coni Koepfinger as part of a series on women in the theater world. Her wide array of accomplishments certainly speak for themselves, and her modern approach to the world of opera is one we are certainly going to keep looking out for!

Hosted by Coni Koepfinger and Christy Donahue: Nancy Rhodes (Stage Director, writer, and educator) stages a wide range of musicals, operas and plays in the U...

Monday, June 15th at 9PM tune in to hear Artistic and Stage  Director Nancy Rhodes in conversation with Coni Koepfinger ...
06/12/2020

Monday, June 15th at 9PM tune in to hear Artistic and Stage Director Nancy Rhodes in conversation with Coni Koepfinger and Christy Donahue.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/camaro.love.35

Help bring the Rainforest opera to life.....ANGEL OF THE AMAZON... your matching gift doubles the impact. - https://mail...
05/20/2020
Help bring the Rainforest opera to life.....ANGEL OF THE AMAZON... your matching gift doubles the impact.

Help bring the Rainforest opera to life.....ANGEL OF THE AMAZON... your matching gift doubles the impact. - https://mailchi.mp/encompassopera/test-notes-from-encompassgivingtuesday-874250

In these challenging times we look to the arts for inspiration and stability. The beauty and emotional power of music, performance and film is needed now more than ever. Your cherished support will sustain our artists and keep our music alive and thriving!  On behalf of our singers, musicians, comp...

Your cherished MATCHING gift will keep our music alive and thriving! Encompass artists thank you! - https://mailchi.mp/6...
05/16/2020
Your cherished MATCHING gift will keep our music alive and thriving! Encompass artists thank you!

Your cherished MATCHING gift will keep our music alive and thriving! Encompass artists thank you! - https://mailchi.mp/62fa573d6c20/test-notes-from-encompassgivingtuesday-874246

In these challenging times we look to the arts for inspiration and stability. The beauty and emotional power of music, performance and film is needed now more than ever. Your cherished support will sustain our artists and keep our music alive and thriving!  On behalf of our singers, musicians, comp...

Thank you so much for attending our Musical Salute!Many thanks to our Host Midge Woolsey and our amazing singers (Jill A...
01/31/2020

Thank you so much for attending our Musical Salute!

Many thanks to our Host Midge Woolsey and our amazing singers (Jill Abramovitz, Jovan E'Sean, Lianne Gennaco, Alex Getlin, Oswaldo Iraheta, Brian d'Arcy James, Melanie Long, Johnny Rodgers, KT Sullivan, and Karen Ziemba) and musicians (Beth Ertz: Music director, pianist, arranger; Jay Leonhart, Bass player & Singer; Doug Katsaros, and Sky Caravan Duo Milena Dawidowicz, violin & Elena Panova, piano) who performed so magnificently to honor Estelle Parsons and Maury Yeston.

We want to thank speaker Patrick Cook of BMI and Sheldon Harnick who awarded composer Maury Yeston with the Sheldon Harnick Award for Creative Excellence; and Laurie Metcalf who presented the Encompass Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award to Estelle Parsons.

Click the link to read the Theater Pizzazz review about the Gala!
https://www.theaterpizzazz.com/encompass-new-opera-theatre-honors-estelle-parsons-and-maury-yeston/

(Photo Taken by Harold Levine)

Honoring Maury Yeston and Estelle Parsons Jan 26, 2020Photos taken by Harold Levine
01/30/2020

Honoring Maury Yeston and Estelle Parsons Jan 26, 2020

Photos taken by Harold Levine

Honoring Maury Yeston and Estelle Parsons Jan 26, 2020

Photos taken by Harold Levine

Join us on January 26!
01/09/2020
A MUSICAL SALUTE 2020

Join us on January 26!

Includes reception, dinner & dessert, and musical program. TICKET TIERS FRIEND’S CIRCLE $600 Single Ticket plus Listing in Tribute Journal ($300 of your contribution is tax-deductible) PATRON’S CIRCLE $1,500 Preferred Single Seating, ¼ Page Ad in Tribute Journal ($800 of your contribution is ta...

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12/16/2019

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11/29/2019

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Encompass New Opera Theatre's cover photo
10/29/2019

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** For Your GRAMMY® Consideration **ANNA CHRISTIEComposer: Edward ThomasLibrettist: Joseph Masteroff- Best Opera Recordi...
09/27/2019

** For Your GRAMMY® Consideration **
ANNA CHRISTIE
Composer: Edward Thomas
Librettist: Joseph Masteroff

- Best Opera Recording
- Best Engineered Album, Classical (David Merrill)
- Producer Of The Year, Classical (Thomas Zachary Shepard)
- Best Contemporary Composition, Classical ( Edward Thomas)

Conductor: Julian Wachner
Starring: Melanie Long, Frank Basile, Jonathan Estabrooks, Joy Hermalyn & Mike Pirozzi

Label: Broadway Records

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A beautiful review from GB Opera Magazine in Italy. 'Musically the work, which makes use of a rather unusual light orche...
09/24/2019
L’opera contemporanea negli USA – 3: “Anna Christie” (2018) di Edward Thomas

A beautiful review from GB Opera Magazine in Italy.

'Musically the work, which makes use of a rather unusual light orchestration, since the organic consists of a string quintet, not in pairs, a piano, a harp and percussion, used to create also of the moments in which the influence of jazz is noticed, it is noted for an interesting mixture of languages ranging from the extended tonality to atonal steps or to others in which there are agreements that do not resolve in the traditional way.

A key element of the work, in which influences of musicals and jazz can be recognized, it is nevertheless the melody that always flows and finds accents of intense lyricism in duets and in real little songs of which this work of Edward Thomas is full of.

One can appreciate Thomas's style on this CD published by Broadway Records , which uses the cast of the world premiere that took place on October 4, 2018 at the Encompass New Opera Theatre in New York, although the work was recorded in the studio on February 5th and 6th 2019.

It is of excellent quality starting with Ben Russell, the first violinist and concert master, who was able to grasp the timbric subtleties of this particular ensemble well-conducted by Julian Wachner.

Melanie Long is the voice cast which, thanks to a homogeneous and well-centered voice also in the particularly stressed middle-severe register, is an Anna Christie fully convincing even on the interpretative level since she manages to express all the facets of the soul of her complex character. Beautiful voice and excellent interpretative skills also characterize the performance of Frank Basile, a sweet Chris in evoking the childhood of his little Anna, but also passionate in moments of greater tension. Equipped with a beautiful voice with a slightly dark tone and therefore perfectly suited to the role, Jonathan Estabrooks on the interpretative level is a fully convincing Mat as good are the rehearsals of Joy Hermalyn , a lively Marthy, and of Mike Pirozzi who shows excellent acting skills by playing a role consisting of only recited parts for which, at times, the composer has prescribed a rhythmic acting.'

Full Review: https://www.gbopera.it/2019/09/lopera-contemporanea-negli-usa-3-anna-christie-2018-di-edward-thomas/

A New Music Drama in Two Acts Based on the play by Eugene O’Neill. Music by Edward Thomas. Libretto by Joseph Masteroff. Frank Basile (Chris Christopherson), Mike Pirozzi (Larry the Bartender), Joy…

** For Your GRAMMY® Consideration **ANNA CHRISTIEComposer: Edward Thomas Librettist: Joseph Masteroff- Best Opera Record...
09/24/2019

** For Your GRAMMY® Consideration **
ANNA CHRISTIE
Composer: Edward Thomas
Librettist: Joseph Masteroff

- Best Opera Recording
- Best Engineered Album, Classical (David Merrill)
- Producer Of The Year, Classical (Thomas Zachary Shepard)
- Best Contemporary Composition, Classical (Edward Thomas)

Conductor: Julian Wachner
Starring: Melanie Long, Frank Basile, Jonathan Estabrooks, Joy Hermalyn & Mike Pirozzi

Label: Broadway Records

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We are so excited that Anna Christie is featured in the Grammy edition of Billboard magazine! Find us in print! This project is the sum of its parts and so many parts!! Congratulations to the whole team and especially composer Edward Thomas and Joseph Masteroff, who without their creative energy, this work would never exist! We were honored to bring it to the stage and are honored it now exists forever more! We are the little engine that could and are so thankful to Trinity Wall Street, Van Dean and Broadway Records for believing in this work and their incredible support of this record!! Without them, this record would never exist!!

#27 in digital downloads today!
09/10/2019

#27 in digital downloads today!

We are excited to have Melanie Long perform as part of the Trinity Church Wall Street opening concert. Come and hear an ...
09/09/2019
6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

We are excited to have Melanie Long perform as part of the Trinity Church Wall Street opening concert. Come and hear an aria from Anna Christie!

Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

We are #1 on Hot New Releases in Opera right now on Amazon!
09/05/2019

We are #1 on Hot New Releases in Opera right now on Amazon!

A wonderful review of our Anna Christie album!! Julian Wachner Jonathan Estabrooks Frank Basile Joy Hermalyn Broadway Re...
09/05/2019
Broadway To Vegas September 1, 2019

A wonderful review of our Anna Christie album!! Julian Wachner Jonathan Estabrooks Frank Basile Joy Hermalyn Broadway Records Trinity Church Wall Street The Bunker Studio Mike Pirozzi Nancy Rhodes

We debuted at #6 on the @billboard Traditional Classical Chart!!! Congrats to all those that helped make this possible!!
08/27/2019

We debuted at #6 on the @billboard Traditional Classical Chart!!! Congrats to all those that helped make this possible!!

Tune-in today 3-5pm EST to @classicalxover4u on #calonfm to hear our Mat Burke co-host the show and debut tracks from An...
08/25/2019

Tune-in today 3-5pm EST to @classicalxover4u on #calonfm to hear our Mat Burke co-host the show and debut tracks from Anna Christie!! Listen live (Link in bio)

It's official!! You know what to do:)
08/17/2019

It's official!! You know what to do:)

08/16/2019

RELEASE DAY IS HERE! Anna Christie is official everywhere music is sold!

NOTE: All digital purchased from now until August 21st count towards our Billboard charting goal so keep spreading the world and maybe get yourself a digital copy as well:) https://lnkfi.re/annachristie

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Tuesday 10:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:30
Thursday 10:00 - 18:30
Friday 10:00 - 18:30

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Encompass New Opera Theatre is dedicated to the creation, development and production of adventurous new music theatre and contemporary opera, as well as the revival of important musical works by American and international composers. In the vanguard of companies devoted to widening the recognition of America's outstanding composers, dramatists, singers and musicians, Encompass has, since its inception in 1975, produced over 60 full-scale productions with orchestra and staged readings of over 160 new works from jazz and cabaret to musicals and opera.

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