A Certain Quiet, a new opera based on the play La Strana Quiete
Theater for The New City, NY, NY
A collection of photos
from Productions & Recitals
Spring & Fall of 2015
This year my focus has turned to new music, which has been an exciting change for me, with a whole new set of challenges that I have loved meeting.
In the spring, I recorded a new piece by David Claman with the award-winning Cygnus Ensemble, which will be part of a compilation CD of Claman's work. "Avaley Tann" for two voices, violin, cello, mandolin, and guitar.
Later in the spring, I sang the lead role of Gaia in the world premiere of the opera "A Certain Quiet" by Haim Elisha at Theater for the New City. A fully-staged production with chamber ensemble that was well-received by audiences and critics.
This fall I sang in a choral project commissioned and produced by the Composers Concordance, called Pitches at an Exhibition - 36 new choral works by 36 composers, one minute each. Each piece was written as a companion to a painting by Rainer Gross, inspired by the Kabbalah. There are a total of 72 paintings, so next spring we will perform 36 new choral works to complete the set.
I wasn't about to let the connection with all these composers go to waste, so I asked several of them if they had music for voice and guitar, for my Duo with Oren Fader, guitarist. The composers responded so enthusiastically that Oren and I could program a concert with just new compositions! We hope to perform as many of them as possible in the coming months.
Stay tuned for more!
Throughout the winter, Jessica did a series of house concerts and recitals with Oren in preparation for the recording of a CD of German lieder arranged for voice and guitar.
This spring Jessica has been working on a New Opera, A Certain Quiet, based on the play La Strana Quiete by the Italian playwright Renato Mainardi, presented by Theater for The New City, NYC.
For performance dates please visit schedule.