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A Gertrude Stein Musical Trilogy

  • Symphony Space (Thalia Theatre) 2537 Broadway New York, NY, 10025 United States (map)



JUNE 15 – 18, 2016

Sold-out performances at Symphony Space’s Thalia Theatre

A Gertrude Stein Musical Trilogy

explores the vision, genius and wit of Gertrude Stein in music!!! 

Featuring the world premiere of a new jazz opera,
Gertrude Stein Invents A Jump Early On
with music by William Banfield,
story and text by poet Karren LaLonde Alenier

along with 2 short operas:
Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters
by Ned Rorem

Capital Capitals
by Virgil Thomson, both pieces with texts by Gertrude Stein


…the adventurous Encompass New Opera Theatre’s…imaginative stagings …audaciously entertaining Stein works…charming production…excellent singers…the conductor, John Yaffé, drew a lithe performance from the musicians…
The New York Times
…outrageously funny…a testament to the precision and dedication with which director Nancy Rhodes and her cast have approached their task.
The New York Sun


 Featuring Hai-Ting Chinn, Diane Ciesla, Eve Gigliotti, Ryan Kinsella, Christopher LaCroix, Albert Rudolph Lee, Karen Rich, Jody Sheinbaum, Edward Bruce Stevenson, Rosalie Sullivan, Mark Uhlemann, and Justin Vickers and dancers, Justin Sherwood and Janet White

Pianists, Christopher Fecteau and Mara Waldman
Sets by Michael Deegan and Sarah G. Conly
Costumes by Marija Djordjevic
Lighting by Izzy Einsidler

Directed by Nancy Rhodes
Conducted by John Yaffe 

Later Event: June 16
A Gertrude Stein Musical Trilogy