10 YEAR GALA, DECADE OF OPERA FAVORITES The Festival of the Voice celebrates its 10 year Anniversary by bringing some of your favorite stars and operas from past years. You will want to be there for our opening night when the retrospective of previous years could include favorite arias from Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Barber of Seville, LaBoheme and more.
First in the world of Grand Opera
Presented in a Drive-In Live Performance on August 29, 2020
Ulster County // New York
General Director Stefanos Koroneos and Teatro Grattacielo will share their award-winning 90-minute version of Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz. The production is incredibly innovative as specially designed projections will be used as both backdrop and scenery. The projections in this production are a combination of artwork and live feed. Mascagni wrote L’amico Fritz in 1891 as an attempt to...
Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci was premiered in Milan in 1892. However, while traditionally set in that time period and in Calabria, the story is timeless - wanderlust, jealousy, intrigue, revenge, and the tragic outworking of human frailty. Maria Todaro’s production will take place in the wild west with horses, wagons and a distinctly western flare plus the...
New York City Opera brings its legendary artistry to our stage with a 90-minute version of one of opera’s most beloved works, Verdi’s masterpiece Rigoletto, featuring Michael Chioldi in the title role, Brandie Sutton as his daughter Gilda and Won Whi Choi as the lecherous Duke of Mantua. The production will be staged by NYCO General Director Michael Capasso and feature narration written and performed by acclaimed Shakespearian actor and noted playwright Bill Van Horn.
N.Y.C. Teatro Grattacielo opera company,
The hugely energetic and innovative Teatro Grattacielo will bring its special combination of great young singers, provocative staging and projections to open this seasons Phoenicia Festival of the Voice on Aug. 5th. They will open with Mozart’s arguably greatest opera, ‘Don Giovanni’, updated as a celebration of Spanish sic-kitsch set in 90s replete with air couches, Channel clothes, lots of jewels, and a bright white stage made of tiles with bulls.
Admission Entry to Performances are open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are non refundable. Attendees may either bring a picnic blanket, their own chairs or rent one on site. What else to bring? Covid Protocols monitored and in Compliance with CDC regulations. Handicap access, via Ava Maria Drive only (golf cart...
New York City Opera company
Following New York City Opera's star-studded production of Rigoletto at The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice this past summer, they'll be returning on Saturday, August 6, 2022 with another Verdi classic, La Traviata.
Soprano Ekaterina Siurina and tenor Charles Castronovo will star along with Michael Chioldi, world-renowned baritone and star of last summer’s Rigoletto (a role he recently stepped into at the MET for a series of critically acclaimed performances), in what is sure to be another triumph in the Catskills with City Opera Music Director Maestro Constantine Orbelian at the helm.
Opera in the Movies
Live Performance including 100 Chorus Singers & Live Orchestra with Conductor David Wroe
Alongside these Big Apple giants, the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice will present an amazing and innovative concert featuring ‘Hollywood in the Hills’ with full chorus and orchestra, projections vignettes of the films which were enhanced by operas incredible drama and the world class soloists you’ve heard every year now for over a decade.