Everything in New York City costs more than it used to, particularly attending the performing arts. There’s an interview with Peter Gelb in last week’s New Yorker where he’s quoted as saying without individual, corporate and foundation contributions, a ticket to the Met would cost $400!
So I am pleased to tell you about the world premiere of a new opera with $20 tickets. “The Veil of Forgetfulness” is by Susan Stoderl (libretto, music and lyrics). Set in a medieval abbey, the opera explores the theme of how challenges to one’s faith often deepens it. “The Veil of Forgetfulness” features eight singers, pipe organ and a chamber ensemble, with art projections by Sarah Olson.
Performances are Sunday, November 11 at 4 and Tuesday, November 13 at 8 at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street (between First and Second Avenues). For more information or a list of the rest of Music at Holy Trinity’s 2007-2008 season, click on the Music at Holy Trinity link above. The artistic director of music at Holy Trinity is Dr. Stephen Hamilton. (Full disclosure: I am a member of Holy Trinity and sing it its choir. And my friend Elizabeth Munn, devoted reader of this blog, is in the cast.)