Opening Night Gala: a Salon at Sunset
Friday, August 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM
234 Bay Walk
Join us for the gala opening night of Fire Island Opera Festival’s second season as we bring you to the 'Belle Epoque’ or 'Golden Age’ of Paris in 1900. We will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Marcel Proust’s masterpiece, Remembrance of Things Past, by installing our own fin de siècle Parisian musical salon at one of the most beautiful bayside mansions in the Pines. The program includes music which inspired Proust's writing and vocal mélodies by Proust's longtime lover, Reynaldo Hahn. Songs will be performed against the backdrop of the setting sun and classical tableaux vivants featuring the beautiful dancers of the Fire Island Opera Festival. The evening includes an open pink champagne bar and will culminate with a tasting of chocolate soufflés, macarons, and madeleines created from vintage Proust family recipes by chocolatier, Lauren Gockley
American East Coast Premiere of Kurt Weill’s first opera
Saturday, August 23, 2014 9:00 PM
The Pavilion Night Club
$75 - $150
The Weimar era comes to dangerous leather-clad life at the Pines this summer as we take you to the exciting and mysterious, cabaret world of Berlin in 1925 where you will be treated to an edgy new adaption of Kurt Weill’s most beloved songs followed by a surprise performance of Kurt Weill and Georg Kaiser’s expressionist operatic thriller, The Protagonist. Be one of the first people in America to see this brilliant opera in the Pines Pavilion transformed into a wild, dream world by Marfa based installation artist, Charles Mary Kubricht, and project runway finalist and former Mark Morris dancer, choreographer/costume designer, Bradon McDonald, in a new adaptation by director Edwin Cahill accompanied in a concert piano version by music director, Bradley Moore. The evening will culminate in a Kurt Weill inspired Haus music dance party!
Matinée double bill of both Un Amour de Proust and The Protagonist
Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM followed by an opera pool party
The Pavilion lower deck, The Pavilion Night Club, The Pavilion Pool Deck
VIP Tickets for Both events including open bar $250
To reserve tickets please click here
The Fire Island Opera Festival commissions new one-act American operas and pairs them with revivals of forgotten works. Top artists from the world of opera, theater, classical music, dance, fashion and visual art unite at a Pines beach mansion and the newly rebuilt Pavilion on Fire Island Pines, converted into a beach 'opera house' by Marfa-based installation artist Charles Mary Kubricht. The result is an intimate exchange between art and nature that will transport the audience to a singular theatrical and musical experience.
For amounts larger than $1000 please consider mail a check made out to Beth Morrison Projects with Fire Island Opera Festival in the memo and mail it to:
Beth Morrison Projects
305 E. 93rd Street, #4B
New York, NY 10128
A donation of $15,000 would underwrite our principal opera stars and would receive mention in billing along with all the other benefits.
Our general donation categories are:
- Board Level—$20,000
- Life Guard—$10,000
- Ferry Captain—$500
- Pool Boy—$250
- Day Tripper—$50.