The Mother of Us All

The New York Philharmonic

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Project 19

The Mother of Us All

Location

The Charles Engelhard Court, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Directions
Date & Times

8

Feb, 2020

Saturday, 7:00 PM

11

Feb, 2020

Tuesday, 7:00 PM

12

Feb, 2020

Wednesday, 7:00 PM

14

Feb, 2020

Friday, 7:00 PM

Event Info

Susan B. Anthony takes center stage in The Mother of Us All — perhaps “the best of all American operas” (The New Yorker), by Virgil Thomson with a libretto by Gertrude Stein — in this fully staged, site-specific production in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing.

Tickets are available through The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Co-Presented by the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s MetLiveArts performance series, and The Juilliard School

Part of Project 19, a multiyear New York Philharmonic initiative that features commissions by 19 women composers in honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment.

Program To Include

Thomson

The Mother of Us All

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Artists

Daniela Candillari

Conductor

Daniela Candillari

Conductor

Conductor

Conductor Daniela Candillari continues to be recognized for her dynamic and compelling performances at opera houses and concert stages throughout North America and Europe. Her 2019–20 season features a number of important debuts, beginning with the world premiere of Hannah Lash’s Desire at the Miller Theatre in New York, followed by a site-specific production of Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of Us All at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, co-presented by the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s MetLiveArts, and The Juilliard School. She makes her Arizona Opera mainstage debut in November conducting Gregory Spears’s Fellow Travelers, which she led previously with both Lyric Opera of Chicago and Minnesota Opera. Following her acclaimed performances of Michael Gordon’s Acquanetta with the PROTOTYPE Festival, Ms. Candillari returns in January to conduct Julian Wachner’s Rev. 23, produced by Trinity Wall Street and directed by James Darrah. An avid educator, she spent the summer of 2019 conducting the west coast premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain at the Music Academy of the West. She returns to the Manhattan School of Music in April for performances of Flotow’s Martha. She makes her Cincinnati Opera debut in the summer of 2020 for its 100th anniversary season, leading Dvořák’s Rusalka.

Recent engagements include her Opera Philadelphia debut in a new production of Rene Orth’s Empty the House, her Boston conducting debut in the world premiere of Dan Visconti’s PermaDeath, and her Asian debut conducting Du Yun’s Pulitzer Prize–winning opera Angel’s Bone in Hong Kong. Ms. Candillari appeared in concert with Trinity Wall Street’s NOVUS NY Festival to open its 2018 season in celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, and returned to Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2019 for Jack Perla’s An American Dream.

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Louisa Proske

Director

Louisa Proske

Director

Louisa Proske

Director

Stage director Louisa Proske is the recipient of a 2018 Princess Grace Award and was chosen as the Musical America New Artist of the Month for May 2018. She is the founding co-artistic director of Heartbeat Opera. Recent and upcoming opera productions include Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of Us All co-presented by the New York Philharmonic, MetLiveArts, and The Juilliard School; Handel’s Rinaldo at Glimmerglass Festival; Handel’s Agrippina, presented by Juilliard as part of Carnegie Hall’s La Serenissima festival; La Bohème Warhola at Pittsburgh Festival Opera; Mozart’s Così fan tutte at LoftOpera; Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Bizet’s Carmen, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Offenbach’s Daphnis et Chloé, and Miss Handel at Heartbeat Opera; Verdi’s Falstaff at dell’Arte Opera; Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Vaughan Williams’s Riders to the Sea and Poulenc’s La Voix humaine at Yale Opera; the world premiere of Christopher Cerrone’s Invisible Cities at Columbia University’s Italian Academy; Jason Cady’s Nostalgia Kills You and Matthew Welch’s ReAnimator Requiem at Experiments in Opera; and Anthony Braxton’s Trillium J.

Ms. Proske’s recent theater productions include peerless, nominated for a Berkshire Theatre Award for Outstanding Direction; Gaslight, This, and Engagements at Barrington Stage Company; One Day When We Were Young at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Pinkalicious the Musical at Ithaca’s Hangar Theatre; The Winstons at Juilliard; Rum ʼn Coca Cola in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, and ʼTis Pity She’s A Whore at The Tank; Cymbeline and As You Like It at Yale School of Drama; and Macbeth in Europe.

Louisa Proske has assisted such prominent opera and theater directors as Willy Decker, Harry Kupfer, and Robert Woodruff. Her translation of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film script In a Year of 13 Moons was presented at Yale Repertory Theatre, directed by Mr. Woodruff and featuring Bill Camp. She is an alumna of the Drama League Director’s Project and the Soho Rep. Writer-Director Lab. She holds an MFA in theater directing from Yale School of Drama and a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University.

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Felicia Moore

Soprano (Susan B. Anthony)

Felicia Moore

Soprano (Susan B. Anthony)

Felicia Moore by Jiyang Chen

Soprano (Susan B. Anthony)

American soprano Felicia Moore has made music in partnership with Alan Gilbert, Anne Manson, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Speranza Scappucci, Gary Thor Wedow, and Brian Zeger, among others. In the current season, she joins The Metropolitan Opera roster as First Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute led by Lothar Koenigs. Other highlights include the Verdi Requiem with music director Alexander Shelley conducting the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with music director Rafael Payare and the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, a Wagner gala with Evan Rogister and the Bergen Philharmonic, the title role in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at Arizona Opera, and Lady Macbeth in a newly constructed version of Verdi’s Macbeth with Heartbeat Opera.

Last season Ms. Moore sang Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni for Palm Beach Opera, Heartbeat Opera, and with Chamber Music Northwest, and she made her debut with Donato Cabrera and the Las Vegas Philharmonic in performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Other recent highlights include Britten’s The Turn of the Screw at Opera Columbus and the title role in Janáček’s Katya Kabanova, conducted by Anne Manson, in a new production by Stephen Wadsworth at The Juilliard School.

Felicia Moore was awarded a 2018–19 Fellowship by Turn The Spotlight, a foundation created to identify, nurture, and empower leaders — and, in turn, to illuminate the path to a more equitable future in the arts through mentorship by and for exceptional women, people of color, and other equity-seeking groups in the arts. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School, Mannes School of Music, and Westminster Choir College, and she studies under the tutelage of Edith Wiens.

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Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

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Singers from The Juilliard School’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts

Singers from The Juilliard School’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts

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