Thursday, July 21, 2011

Julius on the Curonian Spit

Adelina's aria from Julius, "O, Viešpatie," will be performed next week in a concert on Thursday, July 28 at the Thomas Mann Memorial Museum in Nida. For those of you who may not know, Nida is a resort town on the Curonian Spit, one of the most beautiful places in Lithuania and a perfect setting for performances.

The concert, titled "NOA Portraits," will showcase arias, duets, and excerpts from operas featured in previous NOA (New Opera Action) Festivals and is part of Operomanija's summer concert series, "Operomanų Vasaros Koncertai." More details and the full schedule can be found on the series facebook event page, but here are the basic details of this concert:

NOA Portraits
July 28, 2011 at 7:00pm
Thomas Mann Memorial Museum
Skruzdynės g. 17, Nida
Admission is free

The concert will also feature music by Albertas Navickas, Rūta Vitkauskaitė, Sigitas Mickis, Jonas Sakalauskas, Lina Lapelytė, Rita Mačiliūnaitė, and Mykolas Natalevičius. I hope you can attend!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Screening in Houston

I've been thinking of an appropriate way to mark the one-year (well, a little over one year) anniversary of the premiere of Julius, so for those of you in the Houston area, I'd like to invite you to a free public screening of the opera on April 10th!

The video, which was filmed live with multiple camera angles, is of the premiere performance and includes English subtitles. For those of you interested in learning more about the behind-the-scenes processes that went into the creation and production of the opera, I will be giving a 30-minute talk before the screening. Here are the details:

Sunday, April 10 @ 1:00-3:00pm
(screening will begin at 1:30 after my talk)
Room 1133, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University

In the meantime, please visit the Julius website ( to see some production photos. And remember that if you missed the chance to be involved in the premiere last year, the producers, artists, and I are actively pursuing further Julius performances and projects that could always use extra support.

I hope to see some of you in Houston on April 10th!