Richard Burke Pocket Operas

Hunter Opera Theater, in Association with American Opera Projects presents

Richard Burke Pocket Opera at Hunter College

May 8 & 9, 7:30pm

Joe Young, Alyssa Regent and Deshawn Withers, composers and librettists
Matthew Sandahl, composer
Alkiviades Meimaris, librettist


“Hunter Opera Theater (HOT) is proud to have the Richard Burke Pocket Opera at Hunter College for another year. This year, four short pieces will be presented. “The Taxi Driver,” libretto and music by Joe Young, explores the plight of NYC taxi drivers as their work becomes less lucrative and harder to find. In “The Blue Bird Opera: The Pursuit of Happiness,” libretto and music by Alyssa Regent, audiences will meet two children sent on a journey by a magical woman. “Panic Room,” libretto and music by Deshawn Withers, is a comedic opera showcasing the gut-wrenching feeling of seeing one’s ex-love again, and “Prince Danila Govorila,” music by Matthew Sandahl, with a libretto by Alkiviades Meimaris, is adapted from a traditional tale and includes a cassette tape element.”


Susan Gonzalez, director
David Fulmer, conductor
Naoko Aita,coach
Amy Frawley, production manager
Sanja Kabalin, stage manager
Rocky Noel, lighting design
Monica Duncan, projections
Charlotte Athanasidy, production assistant

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Event Detail

May 8, 2020 7:30 pm
May 9, 2020 7:30 pm


Hunter Opera Theater and the Richard Burke Pocket Opera at Hunter College in collaboration with American Opera Projects