Opera Essentia

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 6:00 pm


OperaEssentia webOrlando: Hero of Love

"Orlando: Hero of Love" is a 70-minute distillation of Handel's masterpiece of 1732. Opera Essentia is a chamber company of five singers — Artistic Director/Countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum, Sopranos Heather Hill and Elyse Kakacek, Mezzo-Soprano Hai-Ting Chinn, and Bass Hans Tashjian. These historically informed performances employ a gut string quartet plus harpsichord — Rafa Prendergast, Jessica Park, Jessica Troy, Cullen O'Neil, and Rebecca Pechefsky. We make music outdoors within communities, welcoming all to experience the magnificence of Handel's sound world.

Friday, September 23 at 6 pm
Herbert Von King Park Amphitheatre, 670 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Saturday, September 24 at 6 pm
Campos Community Garden, 644 East 12th Street, Manhattan

Admission: Free

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GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music — playing repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.