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.
Welcome To Encompass
All-Encompassing Legacy- 40 Years of Music Theatre
“New York City’s Encompass New Opera Theatre has been championing new works and singers for over four decades. Read their remarkable story in this interview by Mark Watson with the company's Artistic Director Nancy Rhodes.”
-Classical Singer Magazine
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ANNA CHRISTIE ALBUM
FROM STAGE TO STUDIO: Encompass brings its world-premiere production of Anna Christie to a global audience through a once-in-a-lifetime album experience! With music by Grammy nominated Ed Thomas and libretto by 8-time Tony winner, the late Joe Masteroff (Cabaret, She Loves Me), premiere production staged by international director Nancy Rhodes, 12-Time Grammy-Winning producer Thomas Z. Shepard (Sondheim, Bernstein) Grammy nominated conductor Julian Wachner, original cast and 14-piece orchestra will bring this moving score to life!
We are pleased to announce the official AMAZON PRE-ORDER for ANNA CHRISTIE!
'As an opera, ANNA CHRISTIE is emotionally and musically thrilling…the score by Edward Thomas is perfectly suited to the material and characters. The music alternates between aching longing, jaunty American folk rhythms, and sumptuous melodies'. - Talkin' Broadway
We are so excited to share this with you all and hope you'll consider a pre-order to help us make the BILLBOARD CLASSICAL charts! You can learn more about the production and album at www.AnnaChristieOpera.com. Click below to visit Amazon!
Featuring Melanie Long, Frank Basile, Jonathan Estabrooks, Joy Hermalyn, Mike Pirozzi . Conducted by Julian Wachner from Broadway Records.
Here is a behind the scenes look of our cast recording the masterpiece.
Recent World Premiere of ANNA CHRISTIE
12 Performances: October 4 – 21, 2018
A new music drama based on the Pulitzer prize-winning sea play by Eugene O'Neill explores the lost relationship of a woman and her father, and the sailor she falls in love with.
Highlights from the Performances
The Cast of anna christie
Frank Basile Jonathan Estabrooks Joy Hermalyn Melanie Long Mike Pirozzi as as as as as
Chris Christopherson Mat Burke Marthy Owen Anna Christie Larry the Bartender
Composer Librettist Director Conductor
Edward Thomas Joseph Masteroff Nancy Rhodes Julian Wachner
Encompass Opera Goes International
A poetic journey of self-discovery
Music by Victor Kioulaphides, Libretto by Nancy Rhodes
Opened the 100th Anniversary of Estonia
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Highlights of Past Events & Performances
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