Apotheosis Opera to Stage Tannh‰user

The cast of 35 will be lead by NICHOLAS SIMPSON
(Die Tote Stadt, Silent Night, Opportunity Makes the
) as Tannh‰user, AMBER SMOKE (Die
, La Clemenza di Tito, Threepenny Opera) as
Elisabeth, and JODI KAREM (Santuzza, Vesperae
solennes de confessore
, Requiem) as Venus. The production will
feature a full orchestra lead by MATTHEW JENKINS JAROSZEWICZ
(Flight, Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica),
who is also the Artistic Director of Apotheosis. Jaroszewicz will serve as
director, musical director, and conductor, with choreography by MAAYAN
, scenic design by GALEN
, and costume design by NED CHRISTENSEN.

TANNHƒUSER is a unique and
powerful dramatic opera in three acts with music and text by Richard Wagner.
History and myth collide in Wagner’s renowned early masterpiece, which is set
in 13th century Germany and based on the German legends of a real Minnesinger
and his relationships with the goddess Venus and a pure young maiden.

Tickets are available for $15, $25, and $45, and can be purchased at

APOTHEOSIS OPERA seeks to bring fresh energy into the New
York opera scene by connecting new performers with new audiences. They create
affordable, fully-staged, English-language productions of large-scale works to
make opera more accessible to a wider audience. Opera is hot when its stars
shine brightly and Apotheosis productions give some of New York’s most
talented young performers the game-changing opportunity to sing big roles for
the first time. The upcoming production of Tannh‰user will largely
feature college students, recent graduates, and other emerging artists in its
cast and creative team.

Website: http://www.tannhauser2015.org/

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