Friday, September 11, 2015

Barihunk duo barge into cast of Pelleas & Melisande

Chris Herbert as Pelleas
Two barihunks will be features in the inaugural season of Floating Opera New York when they feature Debussy's Pelleas and Melisande on the water in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Christopher Herbert will sing Pelleas, while Sidney Outlaw takes on Golaud. Also in the cast are Aude Cardona as Melisande, Paul Goodwin-Groen as Arkel, Jasmin DeRice as Genevieve and Caroline Loeb as Yniold.

The opera will be set on the railroad barge, Lehigh Valley No. 79, also known as The Waterfront Barge Museum. It will will be sung in English and presented with Debussy's original 1895 piano score.

The railroad barge and Sidney Outlaw
Performances of Pelleas and Melisande are October 16, 17 and 18 at 8 pm. The barge is moored at 290 Conover in Red Hook. Directions and additional production information can be found online. Next Spring, the company will produce the New York premiere of John Cage's Europeras 3 & 4.

If you can't wait until October, you can hear Chris Herbert perform his doctoral recital at The Julliard School on September 22 at 6 PM. He'll perform songs by Britten, Bernstein, Rorem, Kaminsky and DeBlasio.

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