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New Amsterdam Opera Presents


May 10, 7:30pm

Jules Massenet, Composer
Paul Millet and Henri Grémont, Librettists


Massenet’s masterful use of French lyricism in this opera expresses a fascinating, more sensual story of Salome and John the Baptist than the version that usually comes to mind. Massenet did not, however, neglect the elements of erotic obsession, political rivalry, and all-consuming vengeance that form the basis of this ancient tale. Several of the arias from Hérodiade are concert and recital favorites and attest to the beauty of this glorious work. These include Salomé’s “Il est doux, il est bon” and Hérode’s “Vision fugitive.”

Artistic Director Keith Chambers will conduct the New Amsterdam Opera Orchestra and Chorus and the exciting cast, which includes “formidable” mezzo-soprano Janara Kellerman (Hérodiade), “captivating” soprano Marcy Stonikas (Salomé), “striking” tenor Errin Duane Brooks (Jean), “thrilling” baritone Jason Duika (Hérode), “mellifluous” bass-baritone Isaiah Musik-Ayala (Phanuel), in-demand young baritone Charles Eaton (Vitellius), and rising young soprano Brooklyn Snow (La Babylonienne).

Hérodiade has been absent from the New York City stage since Opera Orchestra of New York’s performance in 1995. With its presentation of this work, New Amsterdam Opera continues its commitment to NYC audiences to offer live performances of the underperformed works of the great composers.


Keith Chambers, Conductor
Janara Kellerman , Hérodiade
Marcy Stonikas, Salomé
Errin Duane Brooks, Jean
Jason Duika, Hérode
Isaiah Musik-Ayala, Phanuel
Charles Eaton, Vitellius
Brooklyn Snow, La Babylonienne
The New Amsterdam Opera Orchestra & Chorus

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May 10, 2019 7:30 pm
May 10, 2019 10:00 pm


New Amsterdam Opera