*World Premiere

Music and Libretto by
Evan Mack

May 6 – 22, 2011
The Jerome Robbins Theater at Baryshnikov Arts Center

AmazonThis compelling new work is based on the true story of Sister Dorothy Stang (1931-2005), an American born member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur order.  In 2005, at the age of 73, she was brutally murdered by assassins hired by the owner of a logging company, who felt her passion for the Earth and all of its gifts to be a threat. Angel of the Amazon depicts her life’s work and the events that set her on a path to martyrdom.

Nancy Rhodes, Director
Mara Waldman, Music Director
The IONISATION New Music Group, Orchestra

J. Michael Deegan, Sets, Lighting & Projections
Victoria E.S. DePew, Costumes
Cassandra Powell, Production Stage Manager

Caitlin Mathes* as Sister Dorothy,
*2011 Lotte Lenya Competition winner
José Rubio as Luiz,
Michael Armstrong Barr,
Jose Candelaria,
Jennifer Caruana,
Amanda-Camille Isaac,
Douglas Jabarra,
Amanda Lee,
Matthew Morris,
Brittany Palmer,
Adam Russell,
Justin Ryan,
Lara Stevens,
and Elex Lee Vann

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Article on Angel of the Amazon in
the St. Anthony Messenger from American Catholic
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"Angel of the Amazon" opera by Evan Mack, produced by Encompass New Opera Theatre, New York

Angel of the Amazon
Production photo of Angel of the Amazon
All photos (c) 2011 Richard Termine


Support Angel of the Amazon by purchasing this Artwork:

Angel of the Amazon Click here to purchase an etching inspired by Sister Dorothy Stang’s story! 
Part of the proceeds will go to Encompass for the production of Angel of the Amazon.

“I was inspired to produce this etching, entitled ‘Rainforest Series: Brazilian Amazon’ when I read about Sister Dorothy Stang’s commitment to the indigenous Brazilian population and their battle to protect the rainforest. After 40 years of working with local farmers, building schools and organizing a food co-operative, Sister Dorothy was executed in 2005 by 2 gunmen hired by a wealthy rancher. A new opera by Evan Mack called ‘Angel of the Amazon’ celebrating the life of Sister Dorothy will be produced by the Encompass New Opera Theatre. A contribution will be made from the proceeds of the sale of each etching to the Encompass New Opera Theatre for the development of the production.” – C. Aaron

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