Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice announces the 2022 Festival Season, August 5-7, 2022 at 8:30pm at Saint Ursula Place, Phoenicia, NY. The weekend will include Teatro Grattacielo's production of Don Giovanni, New York City Opera's production of La Traviata, and Hollywood in the Hills, a special concert event celebrating opera in the movies. Tickets are each event are $5 for children under 16, $40 general admission, and $95 VIP. Weekend passes that provide access to all three events are $100. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit phoeniciavoicefest.org or call 845-594-8201.
"We are thrilled to return to Phoenicia with our production of one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire. Our stellar international cast will no doubt thrill the audience," said Michael Capasso, General Director, New York City Opera.
Friday, August 5, 2022 at 8:30pm
The hugely energetic and innovative Teatro Grattacielo – with Camerata Bardi Vocal Academy young artists program – brings its special combination of great young singers, provocative staging and projections to open this season with Mozart's arguably greatest opera, Don Giovanni. Updated as a celebration of Spanish sic-kitsch set in '90s replete with air couches, Chanel clothes, lots of jewels, and a bright white stage made of tiles with bulls, this production is a dedication to Spanish cinematographer Pedro Almodovar and Cuban Bolero singer La Lupe. On the stage will be five neon bull sculptures, a five-piece couch covered with Piet Mondian fabric, and lots of gazpacho. The performers will be driven by their most inner desires and fears, living their lives in a continued state of suspension. A suspension of time. A suspension of senses. In a '90s Spain, where food, sex and pop culture are a way of expression.
Conductor: David Bloom, Director: Stefanos Koroneos, Set and Costume Designer: Tasos Protopsaltou, Artist: Lolita Valdeerrama Savage.
Cast: Rick Agster, Christiana, Joe Lodato, Clara Luz Iranzo, Eric Mc Keever, Samuel Ng, Alexandra Razskazoff, Madison Zahorsky.
About Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice Foundation
The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice Foundation promotes the human voice as an instrument of peace, healing and artistic expression, through presenting a diverse range of world class vocal performances in Phoenicia NY, The Catskills and surroundings areas. Through performances across a range of musical genres, the Festival seeks to expand the audience for the vocal arts and to discover and develop new vocal talent from around the corner and around the world. The Festival also seeks to be an economic engine for the region, adding to the recreational activities, the fine cuisine, and the alluring shops the possibility to perform and experience vocal music in the pure mountain air and exceptional natural beauty of the Catskills.
Since its creation, the festival has welcomed superstars such as Lucas Meachem, John Osborn, Barry Banks, Morris Robinson, Kevin Glavin, Lauren Flanigan, Jacques DeJohnette, Carey Harrison, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Emily Pulley, Lee Roy Reams, Anthony Laciura, Susan Powell, Richard White, Jerry Steichen, Richard Bernstein and Ricky Ian Gordon. The festival over the years has served thousands and thousands of appreciative music lovers, transformed our region, became a renown cultural destination and having created a strong model of interaction between art and communities, will duplicated its efforts in other regions of the US and in the world. For more information, visit phoeniciavoicefest.org.