Brown grads are changing the face of opera in New York

Impelled by the belief that opera’s powerful drama and transcendent music need not be confined to the exclusive world of the Metropolitan Opera, Matthew Jaroszewicz ’12 and Zach Blumenstein ’15 founded a new opera company, Apotheosis Opera, with the goal of performing opera’s greatest works in English at an affordable price.

The Brown Club in New York invites you to join them for Apotheosis Opera’s inaugural production: Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser, fully-staged, in English translation.

Tannhäuser, the story of a minstrel-knight who is torn between the pleasures of the flesh and the love of a pure maiden, contains some of Wagner’s most arresting melodies and devastating drama. By performing this powerful and accessible work in English, Apotheosis is bringing opera down to earth and making it appealing to a wider audience.

Apotheosis is also helping create a new generation of opera stars. Apotheosis is the city’s only company aside from the Met that mounts full productions of works of the size and ambition of Tannhäuser. As such, it provides a unique opportunity for emerging singers to cut their teeth on major roles.

Join the Brown Club on August 2 at El Museo del Barrio to witness operatic history in the making. See what the New York Times is saying about the show HERE.

Tickets will be distributed by a Brown Club representative in the theater lobby prior to the performance. Ticket holders are also invited to join the Brown Club for drinks after the show.

Tannhäuser and the Song Contest at Wartburg
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Performance: Sunday, August 2, 3–7 pm.

El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Ave. (5th & 104th)

Post-performance reception at local restaurant: The Lexington Social, 1634 Lexington Avenue (at 103 St.), 7:30–9 pm

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