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"The Theory of Everything" A new opera exploring the ideas of science, spirituality, the nature of consciousness and our search for meaning | Music by John David Earnest, Libretto by Nancy Rhodes | Commissioned and developed by Encompass New Opera Theatre - Brooklyn, New York

Encompass 2011 Gala, A Musical Salute! Honoring Marvin Hamlisch Musical Salute!
Honoring Marvin Hamlisch

 

Encompass New Opera Theatre, Brooklyn, New York, Ongoing Programs

Marie Kraja International Singing Competition


The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York

Keeping American Music Theater / Opera Thriving
Focusing on the creation, development and production of new music theatre 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.

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Encompass Opera 2014-2015 Season & Up Coming Events

A MUSICAL SALUTE!
Honoring Two Luminaries of the American Musical Theater

Sunday, October 26, 2014

National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South, New York City 10003
6 pm Reception
7 pm Musical Performanc
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Gala Honorary Chairman
Sheldon Harnick & Maury Yeston

Tony and Academy Award Winning Legend
JOEL GREY
Celebrated & Award Winning Composer
JEANINE TESORI
Joel Grey Jeanine Tesori
CABARET (original Broadway & Film);
COME BLOW YOUR HORN,
STOP THE WORLD – I WANT TO GET OFF,
HALF A SIXPENCE, GEORGE M!,
GOODTIME CHARLEY, THE GRAND TOUR,
CHICAGO, WICKED, and ANYTHING GOES,
THE NORMAL HEART, Broadway Revival
and numerous Television and Film appearances.
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, SHREK, THE MUSICAL, VIOLET, CAROLINE OR CHANGE in collaboration with Tony Kushner, TWELFTH NIGHT
at Lincoln Center, FUN HOME, MOTHER COURAGE
for the NYSF starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline; Opera scores, and The Little Mermaid: Ariel's
Beginning, Mulan II, and Kronk's New Groove

film scores for Disney.
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~ TRIBUTE BOOKLET ~
Encompass will present a beautiful keepsake booklet of greetings and salutations
from their friends, fans and colleagues, and honor them with a Achievement Award.
On this evening, Encompass will present a beautiful Tribute Booklet to Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori.
See Examples of Our Tribute Booklets!
GALA HONORARY CHAIRS
Sheldon Harnick   Maury Yeston
GALA HONORARY COMMITTEE
Alan & Marilyn Bergman   Patrick Cook, BMI   Susan Egan  
Jason Graae   Michael A. Kerker, ASCAP   Judy Kuhn
Liza Minnelli   Anika Noni Rose   Darryl Roth

GALA CHAIRS
Daniel J. De Siena   Harriet Slaughter   Olga Talyn
GALA VICE-CHAIRS
Barbara Bliss   Etty & Jacob Bousso   Jane Clegg
Barbara Eubanks   Russell L. Lapso
Lynn Martindale   Bettye Martin Musham

Join us for a Sparkling New Comic Opera
By Richard Pearson Thomas
At Baruch Performing Arts Center
Rose Nagelberg Theatre
Program and Performer Information
Awake Or A Wedding
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THE MARIE KRAJA INTERNATIONAL SINGING COMPETITION

Tirana, Albania
October 27
, 2014 — November 23, 2014

This season, Encompass New Opera Theatre is hosting one singer from the United States who will perform on National Albanian Television in a worldwide classical opera competition, established by Albanian producer, Zana Cela.
Robert Balonek Robert Balonek, Baritone  Hailing from Rochester NY, Robert always had a love for music.
Robert went to SUNY Purchase College in Westchester where he started training with his first teacher, Jacque Trussel. During this time he performed The title roles in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Gianni Schicchi.  He also performed Ottone in Poppea, both Ferdinand and Prospero in the NY Premiere of Lee Hoiby's The Tempest, as well as the world Premiere of Raphaël Lucas' Confession. After Purchase, Robert moved to Manhattan where he received a professional studies diploma from Mannes School of Music under the tutelage of Bonnie Hammilton. Robert performed Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte as well as  Ford in Falstaff.  in 2013, Robert was in collaboration with new composers such as Zachary Johnson (Boston Tea Party Opera) Gerald Cohen (Steal A Pencil For Me) and Stefnia DeKenessey (Bonfires of the Vanity). 
Read more about the Marie Kraja Festival Competition and Encompass singers hosted in previous competitions.

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."– Albert Einstein

Coming Up In March 2015
Encompass Music & Film Festival

Encompass Music & Film Festival — Bridging indigenous cultures and women’s wisdom with western science . . .

True stories from Africa, Kyrgyzstan, South America, New York City, Utah and cities around the world . . .

Told through soul-stirring films and paired with inspiring live musical performances that celebrate people protecting our planet.


Experience their art and then meet the filmmakers, musicians, singers and change-makers who are at work on behalf of us all.

Listen to A Better World Radio & TV's interview with Nancy Rhodes
Watch Richard Pearson Thomas discuss his project with Encompass Opera Theatre


 

 

Encompass New Opera Theatre’s productions and activities are made possible with public funds from The National Endowment for the Arts, Access to Excellence; The New York State Council on the Arts, (a state agency); and with funding support from the Cornelius N. Bliss Memorial Fund; the Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation; the Dramatists Guild Fund; the Edith Meiser Foundation; the Estate of Evelyn Metzger; Opera Index; the Peckham Family Foundation; the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (for Angel of the Amazon); Tuft Family Foundation, and the Virgil Thomson Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

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