METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
OPERA AFTER FRASIER BY DOUG BALLIETT
An open-workshop performance of a comic opera inspired by Frasier's "When a Man Loves Two Women" episode.
The very word Frasier has become synonymous with intelligent writing, universal comedy, and a kind of humor for the "well-read". There is something almost of Lorenzo da Ponte (Mozart’s frequent collaborator) in the teleplays for Frasier and composer Doug Balliett has chosen one of the most Mozartean episodes, "When a Man Loves Two Women” (from Season Five of the celebrated show) to set to music.
Bringing the idea to life are 14 outstanding musicians and singers including new music stalwarts Deviant Septet, members of Metropolis Ensemble, along with a cast of some of New York's finest singers.
Frasier Crane: Jesse Blumberg
Niles Crane: Zackry Jonas-O'Toole
Martin Crane: Benjamin Matus
Daphne Moon: Marie Marquis
Cassandra Stone: Katherine Copland
Faye Moscowitz: Molly Quinn
Roz Doyle: Ariadne Greif
Violin: Katie Hyun
Double Bass: Nate Chase
Clarinet: Bill Kalinkos
Bassoon: Brad Balliett
Trumpet: Mike Gurfield
Trombone: Mike Lormand
Percussion: Dylan Greene
Tuesday, September 19
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
7:00pm (doors) / 7:30pm (event)
Tickets: $20 Preferred Seating / $10 General
Wine served before and after show, provided by Miro Cellars