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"The Theory of Everything" A new opera exploring the ideas of science, spirituality, the nature of consciousness and our search for meaning | Music by John David Earnest, Libretto by Nancy Rhodes | Commissioned and developed by Encompass New Opera Theatre - Brooklyn, New York

Encompass 2011 Gala, A Musical Salute! Honoring Marvin Hamlisch Musical Salute!
Honoring Marvin Hamlisch

 

Encompass New Opera Theatre, Brooklyn, New York, Ongoing Programs

Marie Kraja International Singing Competition


The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York

RECENT MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

2012 - Singing Stein
....... Ned Rorem's Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters
....... Virgil Thomson's Capital Capitals
....... Texts by Gertrude Stein

2011 - Angel of the Amazon
....... Music and Libretto by Evan Mack

2010 - The Theory of Everything - Workshop performances
....... Music by John David Earnest
....... Libretto by Nancy Rhodes

2009 - I Tre Compagni

2009 - 75th Anniversary Celebration of Four Saints in Three Acts

2009 - Kick-Off Concert and Party

2008 - Shaw Sings!
..............The Dark Lady of the Sonnets
..............Passion, Poison and Petrifaction
..................... Music by Philip Hagemann
..................... Libretto based on text by George Bernard Shaw

2007 - Kiss Me Kate
Through the Looking Glass: American Opera Backwards
Forwards, Wall to Wall Opera, Symphony Space

2006 - Commission: The Theory of Everything

2005 - Gertrude Stein Musical Trilogy

2004 - A Perfect Plan
....... The Diary of Anne Frank

2003 - Approaching Infinity

2002 - The Diary of Anne Frank

2001 - Only Heaven

2000 - Un Racconto Fiorentino

2004 - A Perfect Plan
....... Music and Libretto by Seymour Barab
........ *World premiere (2004)

2003 - A Full Moon in March
....... Music by John Harbison
....... Libretto based on the play by W.B. Yeats

2003 - The End of a World
....... Music by Hans Werner Henze
....... Libretto by Wolfgang Hildesheimer
.........*American premiere

2001, 2002, 2003 - Gertrude Stein Invents A Jump Early On
....... Music by William Banfield
....... Libretto by Karren L. Alenier
.........*World premiere (2001)

2002, 2003, 2004 - The Diary of Anne Frank
....... Music by Grigori Frid
.........*American premiere (2002)

2000 - Un Racconto Fiorentino
....... Music and Libretto by Louis Gioia
......... *World premiere (2000)

1998-99 - Venus in Africa
....... Music by George Antheil
....... Libretto by Michael Dyne
.........*New York premiere

1998-99 - Phaedra
....... Music by Benjamin Britten
....... Libretto by Benjamin Britten set from Robert Lowell's translation of Phèdre by Jean Racine
........ *New York premiere

1997-98 - Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night
....... Music by Dominick Argento
....... Libretto by John Olon-Scrymgeour

1997-98 - Ocean Dream
....... Music by Victor Kioulaphides
....... Libretto by Nancy Rhodes
.........*World premiere

1997-98 - I Will Wait
....... Music and Libretto by Arif Mardin
........*World premiere

1996-97 - Ladies in a Maze
....... Music by Richard Pearson Thomas
......... *World premiere

1995-96 - A Picnic Cantata
....... Music by Paul Bowles
....... Libretto by Paul Schuyler

1995, 2000 - Only Heaven
....... Music by Ricky Ian Gordon
....... Poetry by Langston Hughes
........ *World premiere (1995)

1993-94 - Desert of Roses
....... Music by Robert Moran
....... Libretto by Michael John LaChiusa
........ *New York premiere

1992-93 - The Glass Woman
....... Music by Sorrel Hays
....... Libretto by Sorrel Hays and Sally Ordway
....... Book by Sally Ordway and Nancy Rhodes
........ *World premiere

1982 - The Monkey Opera
....... Music by Roger Tréfousse
....... Libretto by Jane DeLynn
......... *World premiere

1981, 1996-97 - Transatlantic
....... Music and Libretto by George Antheil
.........*American premiere

1981 - Der Vampyr
....... Music by Heinrich Marschner
....... German Libretto by Wilhelm August Wohlbrück
....... English Translation by Michael Feingold
........ *American premiere

1981 - Aria da Capo
....... Music by José Luis Greco
....... Play by Edna St. Vincent Millay
........ *World premiere

1980 - Elizabeth and Essex
....... Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
....... Music by Doug Katsaros
....... Libretto by Richard Engquist
........ *World premiere

1979 - Regina
....... Music and Libretto by Marc Blitzstein
....... Based on the play The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman

1978 - Pantaloon: He Who Gets Slapped
....... Music by Robert Ward
....... Libretto by Bernard Stambler

1978 - St. Joan of the Stockyards
....... Additional Music by Paul Kazanoff
....... Play by Bertolt Brecht
....... Translated by Naomi Replansky
........ *World premiere

1978 - Machinal
....... Play by Sophie Treadwell

1977 - The Tender Land
....... Music and Libretto by Aaron Copland

1976 - The Mother of Us All
....... Music by Virgil Thomson
....... Text by Gertrude Stein

The Yellow Wallpaper
....... Play by Gloria Albee
.........*World premiere

Postcard from Morocco
....... Music by Dominick Argento
....... Libretto by John Donahue

A Hand of Bridge
....... Music by Samuel Barber
....... Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti

Hello Out There
....... Music and Libretto by Jack Beeson
....... Play by William Saroyan

Introductions and Good-Byes
....... Music by Lukas Foss
....... Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti

Frustration
....... Music and Libretto by Sheldon Harnick

The Four-Note Opera
....... Music and Libretto by Tom Johnson

The Wise Woman (Die Kluge)
....... Music and Libretto by Carl Orff
........ *New York premiere

A Thread of Scarlett
....... Play by Howard Richardson and Ella Gerber Kasakoff
........ *World premiere

Home and the River
....... Music by George Quincy
....... Libretto by Benjamin Barber
........ *World premiere

Satisfaction
....... Music and libretto by Charles Strouse

Porch
....... Play by Jeffrey Sweet
........ *World premiere

The Girl on the Via Flaminia
....... Music by Waddy Thompson
....... Libretto by Elsa Rael
....... Based on the book by Alfred Hayes
........ *World premiere

Lord Byron
....... Music by Virgil Thomson
....... Libretto by Jack Larsen

The Stronger
....... Music by Hugo Weisgall
....... Libretto by August Strindberg

Mr. and Mrs. Discobolus
....... Music by Peter Westergaard
....... On the poem by Edward Lear
........ *American premiere