The 44-year-old Bronx Opera Company will be bringing their production of Auber’s Fra Diavolo to Hunter College’s Kaye playhouse in Manhattan tonight. After last weekend’s performances at Lehman college the show has travelled to the island of Manhattan.
Their engagment will only last for tonight and tomorrow at this FDR dedicated playhouse that is nearly as old as the Bronx Opera Company itself. This celebrated opera became a model for the works of Offenbach and Gilbert and Sullivan. The esteemed Bronx Opera Company is under the direction of the talented Ben Spierman, who is no stranger to music and performance as the son of Michael Spierman, conductor of the Orchestra of the Bronx.
The opera will be sung in english with players from the musically gifted and professional Orchestra of the Bronx. For more information go to the Bronx Opera Company website or the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College’s site. To learn more about the these important Bronx institutions or to donate directly to these Bronx cultural treasures please refer to their websites as well.
What: Auber’s Fra Diavolo Sung in English
When: Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065, telephone 917-720-4697
By car: The Kaye is located on the north side of East 68th Street, just west of Lexington Avenue. Parking garages are located nearby.
By bus: Take the M98, M101, M102, M103 or the Crosstown M66 to East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.
By train: Take the “6” to the 68th Street/Hunter College station or the “F” to the 63rd Street/Lexington Avenue station.