Opera, Musical Theatre & Dance
Theater for the New City presents
Downtown Chamber & Opera Players
Phoenix Park (A Poets Journey)
Libretto by Ilsa Gilbert
Music by David Strickland
Audrey Ross Publicity (212) 586- 3500
Stravinski's L'Histoire du Soldat was conveyed firmly and confidently
by Miss Stern-Wolfe's eight musicians including the Soldier-violinist
as played by Marshall Coid."
Our mission is to encourage composers with performing outlets for their music; to commission new works; to present socially oriented thematic programs; to present relevant and daring chamber, orchestral and operatic music for adults and children
Musical Theatre and Opera Reviews:
Bundle Man, chamber opera by Ilsa Gilbert and Marshall Coid . . .
deserves more exposure and circulation even if it may not always be produced
as effectively as it was by the Downtown Chamber & Opera Players .
. . the material's deep poetic and dramatic impulses are very real and
never compromised. Ilsa Gilbert's text has an arresting verbal pungency
that Marshall Coid matches in a musical setting remarkable for its sustained
lyricism and skillful prosody . . . Mimi Stern-Wolfe's assured musical
direction, Tom O'Horgan's fluid staging . . . contributed positively to
a first rate presentation."
Chamber & Opera Players presented a mixed media bill of . . . chamber
music, poetry, song, opera, dance and film accurately entitled "Paris
Around the Twenties" The piece de resistance was Eric Satie's one
act Genevieve de Brabant conducted by Mimi Stern-Wolfe. As befitting the
irrepressible Satie, it was the height of drollery."
Captures a City's Spirit: Waking In New York with text by Allen
Ginsberg, musicalized by Elodie Lauten" presented Ginsberg's texts
with clarity and directness" with accompanying evocative slides of
New York by Phyllis Stevens, conducted by Mimi Stern-Wolfe and the Downtown
Chamber & Opera Players at the 14th Street Y."
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