2016

The Astronaut's Tale
Music by Charles Fussell and Libretto by Jack Larson at the Fishman Space at BAM Fisher

Paradigm Shifts: Music & Film Festival

2015

2014   

Paradigm Shifts: Music and Film Festival

2014

A Wake Or A Wedding
Music and Libretto by Richard Pearson Thomas

Paradigm Shifts: Music and Film Festival

2012

Singing Stein
     Ned Rorem's Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters
     Virgil Thomson's Capital Capitals
     Texts by Gertrude Stein

2011

Angel of the Amazon
Music and Libretto by Evan Mack


2010

The Theory of Everything - Workshop performances
Music by John David Earnest
Libretto by Nancy Rhodes


I Tre Compagni
75th Anniversary Celebration of Four Saints in Three Acts
Kick-Off Concert and Party

2009


Shaw Sings!
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets
Passion, Poison and Petrifaction
Music by Philip Hagemann
Libretto based on text by George Bernard Shaw

2008


2007

Kiss Me Kate
Through the Looking Glass: American Opera Backwards
Forwards, Wall to Wall Opera, Symphony Space


2006


2005


A Perfect Plan
Music and Libretto by Seymour Barab
*World premiere (2004)

The Diary of Anne Frank
Music by Grigori Frid

2004


2003

Approaching Infinity

A Full Moon in March
Music by John Harbison
Libretto based on the play by W.B. Yeats

The End of a World
Music by Hans Werner Henze
Libretto by Wolfgang Hildesheimer
*American premiere

Gertrude Stein Invents A Jump Early On
Music by William Banfield
Libretto by Karren L. Alenier

The Diary of Anne Frank
Music by Grigori Frid


2002

The Diary of Anne Frank
Music by Grigori Frid
*American premiere (2002)

Gertrude Stein Invents A Jump Early On
Music by William Banfield
Libretto by Karren L. Alenier


2001

Only Heaven

Gertrude Stein Invents A Jump Early On
Music by William Banfield
Libretto by Karren L. Alenier
*World premiere


2000

Un Racconto Fiorentino
Music and Libretto by Louis Gioia
*World premiere

Only Heaven
Music by Ricky Ian Gordon
Poetry by Langston Hughes


1998-1999

Venus in Africa
Music by George Antheil
Libretto by Michael Dyne
*New York premiere

Phaedra
Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Benjamin Britten set from Robert Lowell's translation of Phèdre by Jean Racine
*New York premiere


1997-1998

Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night
Music by Dominick Argento
Libretto by John Olon-Scrymgeour

Ocean Dream
Music by Victor Kioulaphides
Libretto by Nancy Rhodes
*World premiere

I Will Wait
Music and Libretto by Arif Mardin
*World premiere


1996-1997

Ladies in a Maze
Music by Richard Pearson Thomas
*World premiere

Transatlantic
Music and Libretto by George Antheil


1995-1996

A Picnic Cantata
Music by Paul Bowles
Libretto by Paul Schuyler


1995

Only Heaven
Music by Ricky Ian Gordon
Poetry by Langston Hughes
*World premiere


1993-1994

Desert of Roses
Music by Robert Moran
Libretto by Michael John LaChiusa
*New York premiere


1992-1993

The Glass Woman
Music by Sorrel Hays
Libretto by Sorrel Hays and Sally Ordway
Book by Sally Ordway and Nancy Rhodes
*World premiere


1982

The Monkey Opera
Music by Roger Tréfousse
Libretto by Jane DeLynn
*World premiere


1981

Transatlantic
Music and Libretto by George Antheil
*American premiere

Der Vampyr
Music by Heinrich Marschner
German Libretto by Wilhelm August Wohlbrück
English Translation by Michael Feingold
*American premiere

Aria da Capo
Music by José Luis Greco
Play by Edna St. Vincent Millay
*World premiere


1980

Elizabeth and Essex
Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
Music by Doug Katsaros
Libretto by Richard Engquist
*World premiere


1979

Regina
Music and Libretto by Marc Blitzstein
Based on the play The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman


1978

Pantaloon: He Who Gets Slapped
Music by Robert Ward
Libretto by Bernard Stambler

St. Joan of the Stockyards
Additional Music by Paul Kazanoff
Play by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Naomi Replansky
*World premiere

Machinal
Play by Sophie Treadwell


1977

The Tender Land
Music and Libretto by Aaron Copland


1976

The Mother of Us All
Music by Virgil Thomson
Text by Gertrude Stein


Other Works

The Yellow Wallpaper
Play by Gloria Albee
*World premiere

Postcard from Morocco
Music by Dominick Argento
Libretto by John Donahue

A Hand of Bridge
Music by Samuel Barber
Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti

Hello Out There
Music and Libretto by Jack Beeson
Play by William Saroyan

Introductions and Good-Byes
Music by Lukas Foss
Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti

Frustration
Music and Libretto by Sheldon Harnick

The Four-Note Opera
Music and Libretto by Tom Johnson

The Wise Woman (Die Kluge)
Music and Libretto by Carl Orff
*New York premiere

A Thread of Scarlett
Play by Howard Richardson and Ella Gerber Kasakoff
*World premiere

Home and the River
Music by George Quincy
Libretto by Benjamin Barber
*World premiere

Satisfaction
Music and libretto by Charles Strouse

Porch
Play by Jeffrey Sweet
*World premiere

The Girl on the Via Flaminia
Music by Waddy Thompson
Libretto by Elsa Rael
Based on the book by Alfred Hayes
*World premiere

Lord Byron
Music by Virgil Thomson
Libretto by Jack Larsen

The Stronger
Music by Hugo Weisgall
Libretto by August Strindberg

Mr. and Mrs. Discobolus
Music by Peter Westergaard
On the poem by Edward Lear
*American premiere


One of the aspects that is unique about Encompass is the amount of artistic work we do on each and every production from the director’s concept, design concept, and musical preparation, working with the singers for the highest-level acting and musical performances, and of course working with the composer, librettist, striving to illuminate the essence of whatever the piece is about through intense theatrical and musical qualities.
— Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director