Faymous presents A Night of Opera: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi with stars of the Opera world at one of NYC’s most legendary nightlife venues!
For one-night-only, Rebecca Fay Walsh and Faymous Productions presents A Night of Opera with an immersive modern interpretation of the classic Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi.
Staged against the iconic backdrop of The Box NYC, one of NYC’s most legendary nightlife venues. It will be performed by some of Opera’s most notable performers — including a former NY Yankee.
Tickets start at $50/person and all proceeds will go the Sing for Hope.
SYNOPSIS: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
“Rigoletto’s” a seemingly innocuous pizza shop run by a famed deformed clown, Rigoletto, is actually a store front for Sicilian mob boss, “the Duke,” who uses the venue as an actual speak easy to operate his drug distribution efforts.
The unsavory scene is a playground for the Duke’s depraved behavior, where a father’s curse destroys everything that Rigoletto holds dear.
ABOUT SING FOR HOPE:
Sing for Hope uplifts lives by unleashing creativity in under-resourced schools, healthcare facilities, refugee camps, transit hubs, and public spaces.
Furthermore, their work ranges from art workshops that improve academics for at-risk students to specialized music programs that enhance cognition for dementia patients, to arts interventions that facilitate integration for refugee youth, to the Sing for Hope Pianos that unite communities in our world’s public spaces.
Day: Saturday – February 29th, 2020
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Location: The Box – 189 Chrystie Street
About producer Rebecca Fay Walsh, aka Faymous, and her inspiration for creating alternative theatrical platforms and is “exposing Opera to a new audience and preserving this unique art form for years to come.”
“FAYMOUS was founded by Rebecca Fay Walsh, an Opera singer in New York City. “Fay,” a rising star in the Opera world, had been recognized many times by the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for her soprano voice.
In addition, when she arrived in New York City to pursue her career on stage, she was equipped with another tool beyond her voice; a recently purchased a DSLR Canon camera. Thanks to the ease and intuitive nature of the Canon cameras, Fay became a highly sought after portrait photographer in a matter of months, pulling her career trajectory in an unexpected direction.
Also, her talents garnered the attention of Emerald Gruin, the gallery director of the ROX Gallery on the lower east side where she was offered an artist residency.
During this time, Fay documented many of the greatest stars in the Opera world, not limited to Diana Damrau, Isabel Leonard, Ailyn Perez, Jamie Barton, Matthew Polenzani, and Sing for Hope founders, Monica Yunus & Camille Zamora.
Moreover, Emerald encouraged Fay to deepen her relationships with these exceptional artists by offering the gallery as a recital platform. Fay’s concept was to expose a new audience to these artist’s voices in a pure and exposed manner juxtaposed against the backdrop of a notoriously edgy contemporary art gallery.
After an Opera showcase, Opéra ROX, featuring Isabel Leonard and other stars of the Metropolitan Opera, FAYMOUS was born.
Lastly, FAYMOUS continues to maintain the spirit of this first performance, promoting classical singers and Opera by creating alternative platforms in New York. In building these platforms, Fay hopes to foster a new generation of Opera lovers, preserving this unique art form for years to come.”