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Encompass New Opera Theatre
138 S. Oxford Street, Suite 1A
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.398.4675 tel.
718.398.4684 fax

Nancy Rhodes
Artistic Director

Mara Waldman
Music Director

Click here for info and take a peak at our past galas.

The Diary of Anne Frank

Touring available for a Gertrude Stein musical trilogy. Click here for more information

Praise for Encompass New Opera Theatre

"The most distinctive music heard all season."
USA Today (for Only Heaven)

"An inventive and most pleasing triple bill."
—The New York Times (for Miss Havisham's Wedding Night, Ocean Dream, and I Will Wait)

"[Nancy] Rhodes is one of the most inventive directors of the theatre."
—The (Bergen) Record (for Elizabeth and Essex)

Fall Winter 2010-11

Marie Kraja International Singing Competition
October 25 – 30, 2011

Tirana, Albania
Encompass hosts two singers from the United States who will perform on National Albanian Television in a worldwide classical opera competition, established by Albanian producer Zana Cela. For more information, see our Marie Kraja page.

New Composers Forum*
November 11, 2011
Friday, 3:00pm
Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College
New York, NY
Encompass will perform scenes from The Theory of Everything, a new opera commissioned and developed by Encompass. (Read more about The Theory of Everything)
*This is a presentation during a conference, so please email Nancy at encompassopera@yahoo.com if you would like to attend.

Encompass Honorary Gala: A Musical Salute! honoring Marvin Hamlisch, one of America?s most celebrated composers
Sunday, November 20, 2011
6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm
at The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, featuring stars of Broadway, television and film.
Tickets call: 718-398-4675. See our Gala page for more information.

Holidays at Home
December 18, 2011
Sunday, 5:30 pm

at The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
Encompass’ annual presentation of holiday cheer & American composers

Music for the Soul and Mind
January 29, 2012
Sunday, 4:00 pm

Venue TBA
Come in from the chill of winter and meet the musical creators of a compelling variety of new music by composers Charles Fussell, Evan Mack, Daniel Schlosberg, and selections from Virgil Thomson’s rarely performed opera, Lord Byron with libretto by Jack Larson. Featuring Encompass Singers.

New American Opera Previews, from Page to Stage
March 18, 2012
Sunday, 2:30 pm

at Manhattan School of Music, Greenfield Hall (122nd and Broadway, NYC)
In collaboration with Opera Index and Manhattan School of Music. Performances of new opera in development hosted by WQXR’s Midge Woolsey who will moderate a discussion with the composers and singers. Under consideration are excerpts from The Astronaut’s Tale, music by Charles Fussell and libretto by Jack Larson.
Tickets: $20/15 Advance; $10 students & seniors
For reservations call: 718-398-4675.

Encompass Spring Opera at Symphony Space: Singing Stein!
April 27, 2012
Friday, 7:00 pm and 9:30
at Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater (95th and Broadway, New York, NY)
Explore the vision, genius and wit of Gertrude Stein in music!
Ned Rorem’s Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters
Virgil Thomson’s Capital Capitals
With texts by Gertrude Stein
Tickets: $30; Symphony Space Members $25; Under 30 $15.
For Tickets: online at www.Symphonyspace.org – type in Singing Stein OR
Purchase tickets in person at the Symphony Space Box Office (Tues – Sun, 1pm – 6 pm)
Box Office: 212-864-5400. Address: 95th and Broadway.

Wall to Wall: Gertrude’s Paris
May 5, 2012
Saturday, (Exact Time TBA) (
Entire Wall to Wall event begins at 11 am)
at Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
Singing Stein! featuring Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters and Capital Capitals will be performed by Encompass New Opera Theatre, along with many exciting performances focused on Stein and her contemporaries.

Making Connections: Keys to a Successful Singer/Director Relationship
May 16, 2012
Wednesday, 7:00 pm

330 7th Avenue at 29th Street, 18th Floor
Artistic Director Nancy Rhodes and Director Kevin Newbury will be on a panel sponsored by Opera America

Jazz-Cabaret Gala
June 2012
More details to come!

This popular musical evening stars exciting Jazz and Cabaret Artists in an intimate setting.

NEA Logo The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has generously awarded Encompass New Opera Theatre a coveted Access to Artistic Excellence grant for The Theory of Everything.

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