Our Emerald Opera Gala Sunday March 17 3:00pm.
SAS Performing Arts presents our Emerald Gala on Sunday March 17 3:00pm at Christ and St. Stephen's Church 120 West 69th St. NYC
Our program presents music by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, R. Strauss and others. The cast features some of the finest emerging talent.
Soprano: Monica Camafreita, Rebecca Grady Rucker, Rebecca Kidnie, and Gillian Watson
Mezzo Soprano: Perri Sussman and Victoria Thomasch
Tenors: Charles Calotta,Christopher Trapani and Thomas Walters
Baritone: Muir Ingliss
Bass: Matt Mueller and Virdell Williams
Collaborative Pianist: Mary Pinto
SAS Performing Arts Company and Studios 2023 Year in Review
SAS Concert Opera 2023 began in February with an intimate concert version of Rossini's Cinderella or La Cenerentola held at Piano Piano Studios.
In March, at Christ and St. Stephen's Church, we produced the only New York performance last season of Giacomo Puccini's three one act operas collectively known as Il Trittico (Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi).
In June, SAS Mainstage produced a wonderful retrospect of the music of Stephen Sondheim which featured selections from A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and many more.
Finally, in November, at the National Opera Center, we held the finals of our 2023 Vocal Competition which featured 15 of the brightest rising artists. This was our fourth annual vocal competition and, to date, we have presented close to $25,000 in awards.
We also received grants from the City of Newark, and TD Bank which help support our programs.
We are very proud of what we accomplished in 2023 and look forward to an equally exciting 2024.
The Cast of Rossini's Cinderella, Puccini's Il Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi (above) and the audience for our Sondheim Tribute