Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Kevin Scott: Conducting Opera on Halloween in New York City at the National Opera Center, located at 330 7th Avenue at 3:00 p.m.

Kevin Scott

Maestro Kevin Scott writes:

Hello Family, Friends and Other Fine Folk!

This letter will be somewhat brief, but while I am in the midst of composing and re-grouping myself to get preparations underway to start raising funding for two recording projects, yours truly will be back on the podium to conduct a preview performance on Halloween in New York City at the National Opera Center, located at 330 7th Avenue at 3:00 p.m.

OperAvant, a new company founded by Tamara Cashour devoted to bringing a combination of old operas being staged anew as well as rare, unknown and new works in the genre, will be presenting "Tricks and Treats" which will present the first acts of two operas: Act 1 of Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth and the first performance of the first act of The Bird Lady, a new opera composed by Timothy Lee Miller to a libretto by Germaine Shames. This performance is to raise awareness of Tamara's company so that a full production of both works can be realized, beginning with The Bird Lady sometime in the spring of 2022, with Macbeth Deconstructed following in the 2022-23 season.

Both productions boast two fabulous casts that I guarantee will warm your ears and hearts.

A warning in advance: The performance venue is quite small, so if you do wish to come down to midtown Manhattan to see the performance and find yourself unable to get in either because the place is filled to capacity (I believe it only seats about 60, so try to come early), or you don't meet the requirements to attend (You have to present ID and proof of vaccination and be masked - no exceptions!), do not worry as I will keep everyone posted on when complete performances of these two productions will occur in larger spaces. Hopefully by that time we should have the pandemic controlled.

Thank you, folks, and hope to see you!

Kevin Scott

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