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On Site Opera & the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice present a workshop of Clarimonde, a new opera by Frédéric Chaslin and P.H. Fisher
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Frederic Chaslin and P.H. Fisher
Composer Frédéric Chaslin & librettist P.H. Fisher. Photo Courtesy of the Artists.
Alyson Cambridge
Soprano Alyson Cambridge stars as Clarimonde. Photo by Enrique Vega.
August 2, 2014: On Site Opera and The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice announce a workshop of Clarimonde, a new opera from composer Frédéric Chaslin and librettist P.H. Fisher. Chaslin himself will conduct and OSO Artistic Director Eric Einhorn will direct a cast featuring Alyson Cambridge, Dominic Armstrong, Clayton Mathews and Louis Otey. 
 
ClarimondeClarimonde is an adaptation of Théophile Gautier’s La Morte Amoureuse (1836), a short story in the genre of the conte fantastique where science fiction, fantasy and magic realism merge. La Morte Amoureuse is a classic tale of the supernatural in which a young, handsome priest, Romualdo, falls in love with the beautiful vampiress Clarimonde, whom he first encounters on the day of his ordination ceremony. Clarimonde is not a neck-biting, ghoulish creature with fangs; rather, she is an exquisite, alluring courtesan who genuinely falls in love with Romualdo. She believes that his love for her (and his pure, priestly blood) will redeem her, rescuing her from the eternal doom created by The Maker, the dark vampire master. The tough and wise Bishop Serapion learns of Clarimonde’s seduction of Romualdo and wages a battle to save not only Romualdo’s physical life, but also his very soul.

Performance Information:
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1:30pm
St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church

109 Main St, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Immediately following the performance, the audience is invited to participate in an open forum Q & A with the creative team and cast.  
Tickets: $15 general admission; $5 youth available at phoeniciavoicefest.org
For more information about Clarimonde, visit www.osopera.org.

Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice  
July 30-August 3, 2014

From opera to gospel, world music to Broadway, the Festival celebrates the human voice in all its multi-faceted glory. Highlights include 
The Barber of Seville with Maria Todaro and Lucas Meachem; A Gospel Celebration with Lisa Daltrius and Lawrence Craig; and Camille Zamora performs Zarzuelas as a part of the Festival's closing concert. For tickets and more information, visit phoeniciavoicefest.org
Join On Site Opera in Phoenicia, NY
Looking for a musical escape from the summer heat? Only a two-and-a-half hour drive north of Manhattan, Phoenicia, NY offers great restaurants, shops, culture, and natural beauty in the middle of Catskill State Park. 
Come for the day or stay for the weekend!
 
OSO's Artistic Director Eric Einhorn at
Wolf Trap and Bard Music Festival ! 
Eric EinhornSaturday, July 12, 2014 at 3pm | Wolf Trap | Free! 
A panel discussion moderated by Eric Owens. Also includes Michelle DeYoung, Joshua Winograde and William Berger.
More information wolftrap.org.
Sun. August 10, 2014 at 5:30pm | Bard Music Festival 
Eric directs two rarely heard works: Franz Schubert's Die Verschworenen and Franz von Suppé's Franz Schubert. Featuring OSO favorites tenor Marc Molomot and soprano Camille Zamora.
Tickets and more information at fishercenter.bard.edu.
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Since celebrated director Eric Einhorn founded it in 2012, On Site Opera has done much to prove that exciting opera can happen outside the walls of a traditional theater. The company has garnered acclaim not only for the immersive, site-specific nature of its productions—Shostakovich’s The Tale of the Silly Baby Mouse at the Bronx Zoo, Gershwin’s Blue Monday at the Cotton Club in Harlem, and, most recently, Rameau’s Pygmalion at Madame Tussauds New York and the Lifestyle-Trimco mannequin showroom—but also for their rigor. Reviewing Baby Mouse, Steve Smith wrote in The New York Times that the production “enchanted audience members of all ages,” and added, “connoisseurs, meanwhile, could hardly miss the seriousness and skill of the undertaking.” Committed to exploring new technology in opera, On Site Opera implemented the first-ever Google Glass supertitles during its recent production of Rameau’s Pygmalion of which The Verge reported “Few things seem like obvious fits for Google Glass so far, but this is one of them.” On Site Opera, a registered 501(c)(3), is a member of Opera America and the New York Opera Alliance. More information:  www.osopera.org   
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