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

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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

             as                              as                                as                            as                                  as

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 

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PARADIGM SHIFTS 2019

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Promotes contemporary opera to New York audiences though the presentation of staged excerpts of new opera in development. Providing an important opportunity for new composers and librettists to view their work-in-progress with an audience, provides a valuable tool for developing a stage-worthy new work, before it reachesfull-scale production. Post performance audience talk-backs with the creative team and singers, moderated by WQXR Radio host, Midge Woolsey, provide important audience and professional feedback for the creators during the development phase. New American Opera Previews, From Page to Stage creates vital opportunities for young artists to perform in the developing scenes and to work with new writers and composers. This forum provides a natural bridge from academic training to the professional stage.

JAZZ- CABARET GALA - June 2019

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Stay tuned for Exciting News about our Upcoming Spring Season!


Paradigm Shifts 2018!

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News from Encompass…….

Classical Singer Magazine features Encompass New Opera Theatre in its December 17th Edition!


RECENT EVENTS 

ENCOMPASS NEW OPERA THEATRE PRESENTED

  A Music, Opera and Film Festival Celebrating People Preserving Our Planet

A Music, Opera and Film Festival Celebrating People Preserving Our Planet

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

 
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SEOUL, KOREA

JULY 2017

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NEW YORK CITY

JUNE 2017

 

Highlights of Past Events & Performances


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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

A new, full-length opera exploring science, spirituality, and indigenous cosmology.

BLOOD OF ANGELS

A dramatization of the political life of George C. Wallace set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement.

LORD BYRON

An astounding tale of
this passionate, unpredictable wild child of letters. So scandalous in life, they burned his memoirs.

ANNA CHRISTIE

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.


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