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! More Than 40 Years of Creating and Producing Adventurous New Music Theatre and Contemporary Opera
A Musical Salute
Sunday, January 27th at 6:00 PM at the National Arts Club
Honoring Composers, Lyricist and Singers in a musical program featuring Broadway, Opera, Television and Film
Encompass World premiere of ANNa christie
12 Performances: October 4 – 21, 2018:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm.
Opening Reception followed the Sunday, October 7th performance celebrating the 94th birthday of the composer Edward Thomas with celebrity guests in attendance.
*The October 12th performance was conducted by our guest conductor Mark Shapiro.
Highlights from the Performance
The Cast of anna christie
Frank Basile Jonathan Estabrooks Joy Hermalyn Melanie Long Mike Pirozzi
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Chris Christopherson Mat Burke Marthy Owen Anna Christie Larry the Bartender
Looking Ahead to the Spring 2019 Season
PAGE TO STAGE, New American Opera Previews
Scenes from new works - March 2019 at the Opera Center
JAZZ- CABARET GALA - June 2019 PARADIGM SHIFTS 2019
Stay tuned for Exciting News about our Upcoming Spring Season!
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
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