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Music, Theater & Dance

CANCELLED: Europa’s Opera: Three Acts

At La Maison Française of NYU (16 Washington Mews)

March 26, 2020
7:00 pm

We are sorry to have to inform you that this event has been cancelled due to the latest instructions received from NYU in containing the spread of the coronavirus.

This event will be rescheduled soon.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Staff @ Casa Italiana


Europa’s Opera: Three Acts is a collaboration among three of NYU’s International Houses: NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Deutsches Haus at NYU, and La Maison Française of NYU, and will showcase productions by three of New York City’s most innovative opera companies.

In the late 16th century, in what could be described as a revolutionary act, a group of intellectuals, from an array of different backgrounds, gathered to conceive a musical art form that would update the supposed ancient Greek practice of comprehensibly setting words to music. This method of reciting through song (recitar cantando) expanded very quickly throughout the European continent, reaching the ears and hearts of people normally separated by country, class, language, and gender.

Curated by Gina Crusco (Underworld Productions), Europa’s Opera: Three Acts draws upon this rich history and presents three semi-staged productions by Philip Shneidman’s The Little Opera Theater of New York, Dorian Bandy, and Judith BarnesVertical Player Repertory. These performances and an in-depth moderated conversation among the producers aim to demonstrate the power of art and music to transcend national borders, and to act as a binding force, uniting people in a shared experience and common cause.

Vertical Player Repertory
Le Pauvre Matelot (full opera by Darius Milhaud) (1927)
and excerpts from Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Francis Poulenc (1947)

This event takes place at La Maison Française of NYU (16 Washington Mews)

Update: The reservation list is full. A waiting list is available.