The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice

The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice is proud to announce their innovative, collaborative 2021 season. The festival will expand on their groundbreaking production of Tosca, the first drive-in opera production in the United States, at  Blueprint Parking Lot ( formerly known as Tech City) in Kingston, NY.  A similar setting than last August: live performance projected on gigantic jumbotrons , sound integration through radio in cars but also perfectly synchronized with the outdoor sound system. This year, The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice welcomes New York City Opera and Teatro Grattacielo to the Catskills, offering audiences a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience these unique, immersive productions, adapted for prescribed Covid-19 protocols. New York City Opera brings its legendary artistry to our stage with a 90-minute version of one of opera’s most beloved works, Verdi’s masterpiece Rigoletto, featuring rising stars Michael Chioldi in the title role, Brandie Sutton as his daughter Gilda and Won Whi Choi as the lecherous Duke of Mantua. General Director Stefanos Koroneos and Teatro Grattacielo will share their award-winning 90 minute version of Mascagni’s  L’amico Fritz. The production is incredibly innovative as specially designed projections will be used as both backdrop and scenery. the projections in this production is a combination of projections and live feed. The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice will present Leoncavallo’s thrilling Pagliacci, directed by General Director Maria Todaro and conducted by Music director David Wroe. Based on a real-life love triangle and murder, the opera is best known for the searing aria “Vesti la giubba” and for its gripping finale. Ms. Todaro will bring a modern version of this timeless piece to our stage, replete with cars, trucks, cell-phones and real circus performers. Don’t miss your opportunity to witness this unprecedented operatic collaboration. The breathtaking voices, thrilling drama and stunning setting offer an unforgettable weekend of opera.  

Friday, August 27, 2021 - 12:30pm to Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 12:30pm
Blueprint Parking Lot (formerly Tech City)
135 Linderman Ave
Ticketing (845) 688-3291 | Administration (845) 688-3000

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