Music in the Catacombs: The Rose Elf (World Premiere)

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The Angel’s Share kicks off with The Rose Elf on June 6

Music in the Catacombs: The Rose Elf (World Premiere)

Green-Wood | Park Slope
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Angel’s Share, a new series of opera and chamber music concerts, takes place in Green-Wood’s Catacombs. One of the oldest structures in the 478-acre National Historic Landmark Cemetery, the Catacombs were built in the 1850s and are normally closed to the public. The series takes its name from the distiller’s term for whiskey that evaporates while maturing in the barrel, thus going to the angels.

The Angel’s Share kicks off with the World Premiere of The Rose Elf on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, from 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm, a chamber opera by composer David Hertzberg, directed by the visionary R. B. Schlather and starring award-winning mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey. Hertzberg just won the Music Critics Association of North America’s “Best New Opera Award” for his last work, The Wake World (based on famed occultist Aleister Crowley), and in The Rose Elf he tells the tale of two lovers torn apart by a senseless act of violence; and of a strange and sensuous being, at once near and distant, who witnesses this tragedy and is transformed.

Each performance includes a pre-concert reception at sunset overlooking New York harbor and the Manhattan skyline.

 

$75 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $80 for non-members

PLEASE NOTE: Ticketholders must be 21 years or older.

 

The Angel's Share Schedule

The Rose Elf (World Premiere)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Bridget Kibbey & Friends: The Sacred and the Profane
Monday, August 6, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Christina and Michelle Naughton: An American in Paris
Saturday, August 25, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The JACK Quartet: Modern Medieval
Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Gregg Kallor: Sketches from Frankenstein (World Premiere)
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Green-Wood Story

Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. By the early 1860s, it had earned an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the prestigious place to be buried, attracting 500,000 visitors a year, second only to Niagara Falls as the nation’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked there to enjoy family outings, carriage rides, and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes. Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.

Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Four seasons of beauty from century-and-a-half-old trees offer a peaceful oasis to visitors, as well as its 560,000 permanent residents, including Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors.