Chamber Opera — The Art Form of the FutureVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society Chamber Opera Lecture
What is chamber opera? Why is it considered the art form of the future? What accounts for its tremendous appeal? Neal Goren, the founding artistic director of Gotham Chamber Opera, the first internationally-acclaimed chamber opera company in the U.S. will answer these questions — and more — about the history of chamber opera and its development in recent decades. Become an insider about the world’s fastest-growing genre of musical-theater by attending this presentation.
Goren is the music director for Mila, a chamber opera commissioned by the Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
Neal Goren is the Founder, Artistic Director and Conductor of Gotham Chamber Opera in New York City. In addition, he is a frequent guest conductor active throughout North American and Europe. Notable appearances include Respighi's La bella dormente nel bosco for the Lincoln Center Festival and Spoleto Festival USA, New York City Opera conducting their revival of The Magic Flute, and with Opera de Nantes and Angers, France for The Turn of the Screw. As Artistic Director of Gotham Chamber Opera, he conducted critically acclaimed productions of Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna, Mozart's Il sogno di Scipione, Milhaud's Les Malheurs d'Orphée, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (with period instruments) and more. As a recital accompanist, Goren has collaborated with a number of opera’s leading singers, including Leontyne Price (as her exclusive musical collaborator), Kathleen Battle, Harolyn Blackwell, Thomas Hampson, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Hermann Prey and others. He has been a member of the faculty of the graduate opera department of the Mannes College of Music since 1992, the Accademia Rossiana in Pesaro, Italy and the Harlem School of the Arts. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Richard Tucker Music Foundation from 1991-2003.
Moderator: Ken Smith (Asian Performing Arts Critic, Financial Times; Contributor, Opera)
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty