Friday, January 17, 2014
Thalia Theater at Symphony Space (map)
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY 10025-6990
The Center for Contemporary Opera continues its 31st season with an exciting week of opera.
El Cimarron is based upon Miguel Barnetâ€™s biography of the runaway Cuban slave Esteban Montejo, and is one of Henzeâ€™s most striking works of the early 1970s, and was a landmark in the development of the wonderfully plastic genre of music theatre which was such a feature in that period (The Guardian). CCOâ€™s fully staged production is directed by the acclaimed Greek stage director, Eugenia Arsenis who has previously mounted this work in many of Europeâ€™s leading houses. Â We are pleased to welcome the return of baritone Eric McKeever in the title role and Maestra Sara Jobin conducts members of the CCO Orchestra. As far as is known, this epic work has not been heard in New York since 1986. For tickets and more information, please visit Symphony Space.