Four of New York’s rising opera stars are set to perform a program of popular love songs ranging from classical to ragtime and well in between at Broadway’s Supper Club, Feinstein’s/54Below on March 20, 2022. The Featured artists have performed at the Metropolitan Opera lately. drifting productions.
Singing are tenor Christian Mark Gibbs (Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”/Met Opera and Ricky Ian Gordon’s “Intimate Apparel”/Lincoln Center Theatre), baritone Markel Reed (“Porgy and Bess” and “Intimate Apparel”), soprano Makeda Hampton (“Porgy and Bess” and Pop Up Opera Tour with Opera Delaware), mezzo-soprano Tesia Kwarteng (“Intimate Apparel” and Terence Blanchard and Kasi Lemmons’ hit “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”/Met Opera). Rounding out the cast is composer Felix Jarrar as musical director and pianist. His recent work includes “In a Grove” with Mannes Opera and “Don Pasquale” by Barn Opera.
The music on the program includes compositions paying homage to black composers, “Habañera” (“Carmen”), “Lippen Schweigen” (“The Merry Widow”), “Make Them Hear You” (Ragtime), the world premiere of “Dreams Vibrate Under the Moon” (Jarrar) and “A Real Slow Drag” (Treemonisha), and more.
Tickets are available on the Feinstein/54 Below website. Note: Spectators must show proof of vaccination to enter.