8:00 PM
Three Top Hats, A New Commission for Ricardo Llorca, Comic Chamber Opera
Ever wished you could live another life? Even just for one night? It’s the eve of Dionisio’s wedding and he is spending it in a little hotel. He has a huge decision to make – which of his beautiful three top hats will he wear to his nuptials? Holding all three hats in his hands, Dionisio stands in his hotel room, deliberating. Suddenly Paula, a dancing girl from a circus troupe also staying in the hotel, bursts into his room. Seeing Dionisio with the three top hats she mistakes him for a juggler. So, for one night only, Dionisio experiences the fun and madness of being part of the circus troupe. Tres sombreros de copa (Three Top Hats) presents two different existences. Paula lives unconventionally in a world of parties; Dionisio is about to embark on married life. Yet both characters find their respective lifestyles monotonous. The opera asks whether true happiness is ever achievable, or whether the grass just appears greener on the other side.”
3:30 P.M.

New York Opera Society
The Three Lives of Rosina Almaviva

November 26 at 3:30 – Free and open to the Public
West Building, West Garden Court

Music Direction: Andrew Rosenblum
Stage Direction: Raquel Barbieri Vidal
Costume: Caitlin Rain

An original, staged reading of works by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Gioachino Rossini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gisle Kverndokk, Raquel Barbieri Vidal and Aksel-Otto Bull

The Barber of Seville

Rosina: Alisa Jordheim
Count Almaviva: Andrew Bidlack
Figaro: Shannon DeVine and Gustavo Ahaulli

The Marriage of Figaro:

Countess: Michele Cober
Count: Shannon DeVine
Susanna: Alisa Jordheim
Figaro: Gustavo Ahualli
Cherubino: Helen Karloski

The Guilty Mother:

Countess: Sara Murphy
Leon: Andrew Bidlack
Count: Gustavo Ahualli