TO BE Rescheduled for Fall 2020
The Mansion, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 285 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ
Crossing Genres presents the lighter side of opera, not opera driven but with opera and operetta interwoven for a more diverse musical experience. Observe the similarities of the two genres and how operetta grew out of the opera art form. Then move on to a more contemporary art form influenced by opera - musical theater. Tenor Glenn Seven Allen, soprano Chelsea Friedlander and baritone Matthew Ciuffitelli are uniquely suited for this musical fare having performed in operas, operettas and on Broadway. Artistic Director Mary Pinto accompanies the singers on piano with enlightening commentary by Mariana Karpatova.
After the Musicale, attendees are invited to Gregorio’s Restaurant in nearby Chatham for a four course Mediterranean dinner specially prepared for Opera at Florham by Chef Gregory who studied cuisine in Italy.