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. 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

Honoring Tony Award-Winning Luminaries Laura Benanti and Bartlett Sher
04/09/2019

Honoring Tony Award-Winning Luminaries Laura Benanti and Bartlett Sher

Thanks and digital high-fives for our GoFundMe contributors! Join our team to pre-order your album and help us mix, mast...
02/13/2019

Thanks and digital high-fives for our GoFundMe contributors! Join our team to pre-order your album and help us mix, master and release it to the world! Visit our pinned post on our page for the link!

That’s a wrap on Anna Christie in the studio! Now comes the mixing and mastering! Special thanks to our incredible cast,...
02/06/2019

That’s a wrap on Anna Christie in the studio! Now comes the mixing and mastering! Special thanks to our incredible cast, orchestra and creative team including NYC Studio Booking by Tino Passante and The Bunker Studio! Stay tuned and pre-order your album through our GoFundMe campaign (precious post) so we can release this incredible record to the world!!

The journey to recording has begun! #AnnaChristieAlbum
02/04/2019

The journey to recording has begun! #AnnaChristieAlbum

01/31/2019
Encompass New Opera Theatre

Hey Everyone,

Check out our video below as we are campaigning for our ANNA CHRISTIE Album! Please consider joining our team so that we can make this happen. Thank you all for your support over the years.

Please share with your family and friends!

Our GoFundMe is LIVE! (https://www.gofundme.com/anna-christie-album) Help us bring ANNA CHRISTIE to the WORLD! We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our GoFundMe Campaign to help us complete our world-premiere cast recording, led by 12-time Grammy-winning producer Thomas Z. Shepard. Featuring: Julian Wachner, Melanie Long, Frank Basile, Jonathan Estabrooks, Joy Hermalyn and Mike Pirozzi.

We have raised 75% of our budget, but need your help to mix, master, distribute and publicize the album. To our loyal audience and new friends alike, please consider our exciting rewards and join our team! We can't wait to bring this project to the world.

01/25/2019
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Anna Christie Album & GoFundMe

Our GoFundMe is LIVE! (https://www.gofundme.com/anna-christie-album) Help us bring ANNA CHRISTIE to the WORLD! We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our GoFundMe Campaign to help us complete our world-premiere cast recording, led by 12-time Grammy-winning producer Thomas Z. Shepard. Featuring: Julian Wachner, Melanie Long, Frank Basile, Jonathan Estabrooks, Joy Hermalyn and Mike Pirozzi.

We have raised 75% of our budget, but need your help to mix, master, distribute and publicize the album. To our loyal audience and new friends alike, please consider our exciting rewards and join our team! We can't wait to bring this project to the world.

We are thrilled announce the producer of our Anna Christie cast album, Twelve-time #Grammy-winning producer, Thomas Z. S...
01/24/2019

We are thrilled announce the producer of our Anna Christie cast album, Twelve-time #Grammy-winning producer, Thomas Z. Shepard. A prolific record producer, he is best known for his recordings of #Broadway musicals, including the works of Stephen #Sondheim. Shepard is also a composer, conductor, music arranger and pianist. He has produced the original cast recordings of many of the Sondheim musicals, including Sweeney Todd, Company and Sunday in the Park with George, among others. Shepard received two Emmy Award nominations for songs he composed for the #PBS television show Between the Lions (2007) and also produced live concert events, most recently My Fair Lady in 2007, and Camelot in 2008, with the New York Philharmonic, broadcast on PBS as part of the Live from Lincoln Center series. Shepard has arranged music and conducted for Anna Moffo, Richard Kiley, the Norman Luboff Choir and Richard Tucker, among others.

Only 12 days and counting until we are in the studio with our original cast (Melanie Long, Frank Basile, Jonathan Estabr...
01/24/2019

Only 12 days and counting until we are in the studio with our original cast (Melanie Long, Frank Basile, Jonathan Estabrooks, Joy Hermalyn & Mike Pirozzi) conductor Julian Wachner, Novus NY and 12-time grammy-winning producer, Thomas Z. Shepard! We have 75% of our budget, so stay tuned for information on how you can join our GoFundMe team and help bring this project to life!

01/15/2019
Hello, Dolly! - Carol Channing (1979)

Today we lost the legendary Carol Channing "The Original Dolly." Encompass offers our condolences to her family and to her friends and fans around the world. She will be forever missed!

Take a look at the clip below to watch a scene from Hello Dolly (1979)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVh9zjf0Tww

#carolchanning #HelloDolly #TheoriginalDolly #Broadway #EncompassNewOperaTheatre

Your Cherished Donation Will Keep the Music Singing in 2019! -
01/07/2019
Your Cherished Donation Will Keep the Music Singing in 2019!

Your Cherished Donation Will Keep the Music Singing in 2019! -

Celebrating true stories of courageous people from around the world who are preserving and protecting our planet, oceans, wildlife, and sacred lands. Dedicated to bridging indigenous cultures, women's wisdom, and the global environmental movement, the festival pairs each film with vocalists, musicia...

Your Cherished Donation Will Keep the Music Singing in 2019! -
01/07/2019
Your Cherished Donation Will Keep the Music Singing in 2019!

Your Cherished Donation Will Keep the Music Singing in 2019! -

Celebrating true stories of courageous people from around the world who are preserving and protecting our planet, oceans, wildlife, and sacred lands. Dedicated to bridging indigenous cultures, women's wisdom, and the global environmental movement, the festival pairs each film with vocalists, musicia...

Your Cherished Donation Will Keep the Music Singing in 2019! -
01/03/2019
Your Cherished Donation Will Keep the Music Singing in 2019!

Your Cherished Donation Will Keep the Music Singing in 2019! -

Celebrating true stories of courageous people from around the world who are preserving and protecting our planet, oceans, wildlife, and sacred lands. Dedicated to bridging indigenous cultures, women's wisdom, and the global environmental movement, the festival pairs each film with vocalists, musicia...

Let's Keep The Music Singing....Year-End Salute! -
12/27/2018
Let's Keep The Music Singing....Year-End Salute!

Let's Keep The Music Singing....Year-End Salute! -

Celebrating true stories of courageous people from around the world who are preserving and protecting our planet, oceans, wildlife, and sacred lands. Dedicated to bridging indigenous cultures, women's wisdom, and the global environmental movement, the festival pairs each film with vocalists, musicia...

From Our Hearts to Yours........Please click link below to check out our latest note of Thanksgiving to all of you who s...
11/29/2018

From Our Hearts to Yours........

Please click link below to check out our latest note of Thanksgiving to all of you who support us!

- https://mailchi.mp/c59d159c3d42/from-our-hearts-to-yours-873169

#ThankYou #Thanksgiving #Encompass #EncompassNewOperaTheatre #Music #Musiclovers #NonProfit #organization #Theater #MusicalTheater #ANNACHRISTIE #Thanks #Opera #EdwardThomas #JoeMasteroff

10/19/2018

Thanks for the love George Takei! 3 more shows!

We had two very special guests join us at Anna Christie, the wonderful Brad Takei and George Takei! Here is our cast and...
10/19/2018

We had two very special guests join us at Anna Christie, the wonderful Brad Takei and George Takei! Here is our cast and conductor after the show! 3 more chances to see our show!

THE REVIEWS ARE IN....ANNA CHRISTIE is a HIT!!!! -
10/11/2018
THE REVIEWS ARE IN....ANNA CHRISTIE is a HIT!!!!

THE REVIEWS ARE IN....ANNA CHRISTIE is a HIT!!!! -

The sea is a powerful symbol in Anna Christie, and Eugene O'Neill, having lived by the docks in New York City's waterfront, was acquainted with the sailors, booze, saloons, and night life that he wrote about with such passion and authenticity.

ANNA CHRISTIE... Purchase Tickets Now! You Don't Want to Miss Out!!!! -
10/09/2018
ANNA CHRISTIE... Purchase Tickets Now! You Don't Want to Miss Out!!!!

ANNA CHRISTIE... Purchase Tickets Now! You Don't Want to Miss Out!!!! -

The sea is a powerful symbol in Anna Christie, and Eugene O'Neill, having lived by the docks in New York City's waterfront, was acquainted with the sailors, booze, saloons, and night life that he wrote about with such passion and authenticity.

Last night was a very special celebration for our composer, Ed Thomas who turned 94! We had a packed house, complete wit...
10/08/2018

Last night was a very special celebration for our composer, Ed Thomas who turned 94! We had a packed house, complete with special guest Sheldon Harnick! Help us wish Ed a very happy birthday and join us for 8 more shows, beginning again this Thursday!

2 down, 10 performances left! Come aboard! ANNA CHRISTIE Now through October 21.
10/06/2018

2 down, 10 performances left! Come aboard! ANNA CHRISTIE Now through October 21.

Marthy Owens and Chris Christopherson played by Joy Hermalyn and Frank Basile. 📷: Steven Pisano
10/05/2018

Marthy Owens and Chris Christopherson played by Joy Hermalyn and Frank Basile. 📷: Steven Pisano

We have a Barihunks, Jonathan Estabrooks in our midst and an incredible cast of singers and actors! 1 down, 11 to go! Th...
10/05/2018
Jonathan Estabrooks in world premiere of Anna Christie

We have a Barihunks, Jonathan Estabrooks in our midst and an incredible cast of singers and actors! 1 down, 11 to go! The barge awaits!

Melanie Lang and Jonathan Estabrooks Jonathan Estabrooks, who appeared in the very first Barihunks calendar, will be appearing in the wo...

10/04/2018
Anna Christie (World-Premiere Opera) - PROMO

Join us for ANNA CHRISTIE, Oct 4-21 Baruch Performing Arts Center. Tix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/997003

Encompass New Opera Theatre will be presenting the world premiere of Anna Christie with music by Edward Thomas set to a libretto by Joseph Masteroff, beginning on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 8pm, running through Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (located at 55 Lexington Avenue, entrance on 25th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues). Nancy Rhodes is stage director and Julian Wachner conducts. Staring Melanie Long, Frank Basile, Jonathan Estabrooks, Joy Hermalyn and Mike Pirozzi. Richard Pearson Thomas serves as Assistant Music Director, and set design is by Charles Wittreich, costume design by Angela Huff and lighting design by Colin Chauche.

Our marvelous cast of Anna Christie! From left to right, conductor Julian Wachner, Jonathan Estabrooks (Matt Burke), Mel...
10/03/2018

Our marvelous cast of Anna Christie! From left to right, conductor Julian Wachner, Jonathan Estabrooks (Matt Burke), Melanie Long (Anna Christie), Mike Pirozzi, Joy Hermalyn (Marthy Owens), Frank Basile (Chris Christopherson)

Look who stopped by our run through!! Our composer, the incredible Edward Thomas! 94 years young. We can’t wait fo celeb...
09/30/2018

Look who stopped by our run through!! Our composer, the incredible Edward Thomas! 94 years young. We can’t wait fo celebrate his birthday after the show on October 6th! Join us!

Introducing our Anna Christie conductor, Julian Wachner. As a conductor, Mr. Wachner was named one of New York City's "1...
09/29/2018

Introducing our Anna Christie conductor, Julian Wachner. As a conductor, Mr. Wachner was named one of New York City's "10 Imagination-Grabbing, Trailblazing Artists of 2014" by WQXR. He enjoys an international profile as conductor, composer and keyboard artist. Following an acclaimed premiere last season at the San Francisco Opera conducting Handel's Partenope, Wachner also directed Handel's Saul in a fully-staged version for New York's Twelfth Night Festival; conducted for the Prototype Festival, and at Carnegie Hall led a premiere of Alberto Ginastera's Turbae ad passionem gregorionem with choruses from Trinity Wall Street, the National Cathedral Choir and the Washington Chorus, alongside Ive's Fourth Symphony.

Introducing our Matt Burke. Canadian baritone Jonathan Estabrooks is a Juilliard-trained opera singer and award-winning ...
09/28/2018

Introducing our Matt Burke. Canadian baritone Jonathan Estabrooks is a Juilliard-trained opera singer and award-winning vocalist performing across North America and abroad. Hailed as ‘A robust baritone’ by the New York Times, He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and with the Israeli, Seattle, Vancouver and Toronto Symphonies. In 2014, Estabrooks released his self-produced album, These Miles with the Macedonia Radio Orchestra. He has been featured on NBC, Billboard, Broadway World, Broadway.com and other national news outlets, having performed for world leaders and national events.

Joy Hermalyn, our Marthy Owen, made her operatic debut as Minnie in Fanciulla del West with the Utah Festival Opera. She...
09/27/2018

Joy Hermalyn, our Marthy Owen, made her operatic debut as Minnie in Fanciulla del West with the Utah Festival Opera. She has performed extensively throughout the United States in roles such as Venus (Tannhauser), Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Cora (The Postman Always Rings Twice), and Abigail (The Crucible). Ms. Hermalyn made her European operatic debut as the Countess/Page in Rigoletto at Spoleto, Italy, and has performed at the Festival d'Avignon in France.

'Let go of me, and go to hell the both of you! No man owns me, no man ever will!' - Anna Christie Photo Credit: Steven P...
09/26/2018

'Let go of me, and go to hell the both of you! No man owns me, no man ever will!' - Anna Christie Photo Credit: Steven Pisano

Frank Basile says BUY YOUR TICKETS!! Introducing the very talented Frank Basile who plays Chris Christopherson in ‘Anna ...
09/26/2018

Frank Basile says BUY YOUR TICKETS!! Introducing the very talented Frank Basile who plays Chris Christopherson in ‘Anna Christie’. As a bass, he made his European debut in Turandot in Augsburg, Germany, and debuted with Washington Opera in The Saint of Bleecker Street directed by Gian Carlo Menotti. He continued his operatic career singing in houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, Baltimore Opera, Utah Opera, Nevada Opera, and Sarasota Opera. In 2010, Basile was featured as a soloist at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul where he sang excerpts from the title role of the new opera Leonardo's Bridge. He recently played Timurin in Turandot and was featured in the world premiere of A Certain Quiet. In January 2016, he performed the role of Peccavit in Encompass New Opera Theatre's premiere of The Astronaut's Tale by Charles Fussell/Jack Larson. He is a former member of the United States Air Force Singing Sergeants.

Encompass New Opera Theatre's cover photo
09/25/2018

Encompass New Opera Theatre's cover photo

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