New Amsterdam Opera presents Donizetti’s rarely performed bel canto masterpiece La favorita on One Night Only - Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 7:00 PM at The Center at West Park -Sanctuary Theater (86th Street at Amsterdam Avenue, NYC). The cast features:
Catherine Martin - Leonora
Steven LaBrie – Alfonso XI
Peter Scott Drackley - Fernando
Kevin Thompson - Baldassare
April Martin - Inez
Eamon Pereyra – Don Gaspar
With the New Amsterdam Opera Orchestra & Chorus. Artistic Director Keith Chambers will conduct.
This performance of La favorita will be the first production for which New Amsterdam Opera will be using the orchestral materials and notes that have been shared with the company by Opera Orchestra of New York (“OONY”) and Eve Queler. OONY last performed this masterpiece 17 years ago, in 2001. New Amsterdam Opera’s production is dedicated to the memory of late Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who performed the role of Alfonso XI in that OONY production.