The Rose Elf

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The Rose Elf


June 6, 8, and 10 at 7:00pm

David Hertzberg, Composer


The Angel’s Share kicks off with the World Premiere of The Rose Elf, a chamber opera by composer David Hertzberg, directed by the visionary R. B. Schlather and starring award-winning mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey. Hertzberg just won MCANA’s “Best New Opera Award” for his last work, The Wake World (based on famed occultist Aleister Crowley), and in The Rose Elf he tells the tale of two lovers torn apart by a senseless act of violence; and of a strange being from somewhere between the realms of humans and nature, who witnesses the tragedy and is transformed.


R. B. Schlather, Stage Director

Samantha Hankey, The Elf
Alisa Jordheim, The Girl/Luna
Kyle Bielfield, The Beloved/Horus
Andrew Bogard, The Brother

Teddy Poll, conductor
Zhenwei Li, clarinet
Bryn Coveney, horn
Bradley Loudis, percussion
Euntaek Kim, piano
Shannon Lee, violin
Abigail Fayette, violin
Sung Jin Lee, viola
John-Henry Crawford, cello
Sam Casseday, bass

The Rose Elf was developed within the Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence Program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Event Detail

June 6, 2018 7:00 pm
June 10, 2018 7:00 pm