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


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! 

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.

“....Anna Christie is emotionally and musically thrilling... the performers are outstanding.”
Talkin’ Broadway
-written by James Wilson
“....reasserts the power of big, bold emotions and postromantic melodic opulence in contemporary opera.”
ZEALnyc.com
- written by Josh Rosenblum
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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
Ocean Dream
A poetic journey of self-discovery
Music by Victor Kioulaphides, Libretto by Nancy Rhodes
Opened the 100th Anniversary of Estonia

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SEOUL, KOREA

JULY 2017

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NEW YORK CITY

JUNE 2017

 


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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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