In May of 2013, I had the pleasure of photographing another performance by Jennifer Peterson's, Operamission.
This time they were wowing audiences with Handel's Rodrigo.
It is an opera based on the last Visigothic King of Hispania. Rodrigo deposed the previous king, Vitizza, who was corrupt, but then Rodrigo indulged in the same vices after he had become king. One example was his seduction of Florinda, who bore a son as a result. Rodrigo had intended to leave his wife Esilena, who was reportedly infertile, and marry Florinda. However, Rodrigo has not kept his promise. (Synopsis from Wikipedia)
As always, the performance was filled with impeccable vocals, sharp music from the orchestra and passionate emotive acting performances.
At the Gershwin Hotel in Manhattan:
The very talented cast of Operamission's Rodrigo:
Rodrigo – countertenor Nicholas Tamagna
Esilena – soprano Dísella Lárusdóttir
Florinda – soprano Madeline Bender
Giuliano – tenor John Carlo Pierce
Evanco – countertenor Christopher Newcomer
Fernando – countertenor Daniel Bubeck
Conductor and Operamission Founder - Jennifer Peterson
Director - Jeff Caldwell