Encompass New Opera Theatre is dedicated to the creation, development and production of adventurous new music theatre and contemporary opera, as well as the revival of important musical works by American and international composers. In the vanguard of companies devoted to widening the recognition of America's outstanding composers, dramatists, singers and musicians, Encompass has, since its inception in 1976, produced over 63 full-scale productions with orchestra and staged readings of over 160 new works from jazz and cabaret to musicals and opera.
Company productions represent a vast tapestry of American voices and genres, garnering a reputation for creative process, quality performances and artistic passion. Encompass plays a vital role in the cultural landscape.
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues), New York City 10010.
12 Performances: October 4 – 21, 2018:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm.
There will be an Opening Reception following the Sunday, October 7th performance celebrating the Birthday of the composer Edward Thomas with celebrity guests in attendance.
Tickets on Sale Soon!
JAZZ CABARET GALA
Tuesday, June 19th
Starring Acclaimed Jazz-Pop Legend
We are thrilled to welcome you to a fantastic, music-filled evening with MARILYN MAYE, the award winning, highly praised singer and Grammy nominated recording artist and musical treasure. She appeared 76 times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - the record for a singer. Her many symphony concert appearances around the U.S., her acclaimed performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall received show-stopping applause and rave reviews.
Enjoy panoramic views on a gorgeous penthouse terrace and indulge in a carefully crafted selection of wine and hors d’oeuvres followed by a party under the stars!
Encompass invites you to Paradigm Shifts 2018!
News from Encompass…….
Classical Singer Magazine features Encompass New Opera Theatre in its December 17th Edition!
ENCOMPASS NEW OPERA THEATRE PRESENTED
Encompass Artistic Director, Nancy Rhodes, in association with Union Theological Seminary; The Center for Earth Ethics, Karenna Gore, Director; Derrick Harkins, Vice President of Union and Innovation in Public Programming; and Professor Hyun Kyung Chung.
PARADIGM SHIFTS Music and Film Festival celebrates true stories of courageous people from around the world who are preserving and protecting our planet, oceans, wildlife, and sacred lands. Dedicated to bridging indigenous cultures, women's wisdom, and the global environmental movement, the festival pairs each film with vocalists, musicians, and dancers performing a variety of music from jazz and gospel, to classical, folk, African, Haitian, Ukrainian, Native American, and new opera and chamber music.
A Music, Opera and Film Festival Celebrating People Preserving Our Planet
Highlights of Past Events & Performances
ENCOMPASS NEW OPERA THEATRE IS A MEMBER OF: