Armida, Antonín Dvořák’s little known final opera, will be the focus of a groundbreaking colloquium organized by DAHA to explore and develop American performance opportunities for the under-appreciated masterpiece. Internationally renowned opera director Mary Zimmerman leads the roster of creative minds and scholars to gather at Bohemian National Hall; the event will feature a performance of opera excerpts and offer an interpretation of one of the great female roles of opera repertory. Armida is widely known to audiences through the works of Lully, Handel, Gluck, Haydn, and Rossini, now to be joined by Dvořák for the first time in the US.
Panelists include: Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman, Jaharis Family Foundation Chair in Performance Studies and Professor at Northwestern University; musicologist Michael Beckerman, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music at NYU; Prague’s Antonín Dvořák Museum Director Veronika Vejvodová; and opera scholars Chris Campo-Bowen, Marcus Pyle, and David Catchpole.
This concert is produced with support from BBLA.