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WHERE: Edmond J. Safra Hall, 36 Battery Place, NY, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the
The Garden of The Finzi-Continis is set on the eve of World War II and tells the story
of an aristocratic Italian-Jewish family, the Finzi-Continis, who
believe they will be immune to the changes happening around
them. As they make a gracious haven for themselves in their
garden, walling out the unpleasantness of the world outside, Italy
forms its alliance with Germany and begins to enforce anti-Semitic
racial laws. But the Finzi-Continis discover too late that no
one is immune, no one is untouchable.
York City Opera presents the
world premiere of a new American opera, Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Garden of The
Finzi-Continis, a co-production with the National Yiddish Theatre
Folksbiene. With a libretto by Michael Korie and
production concept by Richard
Stafford, based on Giorgio Bassani’s
1962 novel, The
Garden of The Finzi-Continis will be conducted
Lowe and directed by Michael Capasso and Richard Stafford.
Blaustein, Brian James Myer, Mary Phillips, Franco Pomponi, Anthony Ciaramitaro,
Ciuffitelli will head the cast of The Garden of The
feature production design by John Farrell, costume design
Debreczeni, lighting design by Susan Roth,
and production stage management by Diana Vassall-Dumelle.
cast also includes Robert
Kendall Clark, Joseph Cullinane, Tony Award®
Ponichter, Sami Sallaway, Drew Seigla, Markos Simopoulos, Rosy Anoush Svazlian,