Season 1

Rameau's "Pygmalion" with Onsite Opera

Pygmalion with On Site Opera

On Site Opera, which has garnered acclaim for immersive, site-specific productions, performed Rameau’s one-act Pygmalion in two unusual—and unusually apt—venues in the summer of 2014, just before the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Rameau’s 1748 acte de ballet is widely considered one of his greatest one-acts. In Ballot de Sovot’s libretto, based on Ovid, the sculptor Pygmalion creates a statue to which he professes his love, and which he asks Venus to bring to life. L’Amour (Cupid) arrives to praise Pygmalion’s artistry and faith in love, and animates the statue. On Site’s new production explored the themes and lessons inherent in the myth.

Concert Dates: 17, 20 21 June 2014

Venues: Madame Tussauds and Lifestyle-Trimco Showroom New York, NY.

Repertoire: Pygmalion by Jean Pierre Rameau

“rhythmic spring and verve...”
— Pygmalion, The New York Times, 06/18/14
“Glorious music, some of Rameau’s best... played here vibrantly and at the right tempo by the
New Vintage Baroque”
— Pygmalion, Seen and Heard International, 06/20/14
“...one could not have wanted anything more.”
— Pygmalion, Voce di meche, 06/18/14

A Bacchus Bender

A Bacchus Bender!

Love. Life. Freedom. Intoxication. New Vintage Baroque finishes its series with a celebration of the god of wine, Bacchus. Whether through drinking songs, amorous arias, or virtuosic displays of instrumental madness, this program explores his many names. Join us as we ask ourselves whether there is more than meets the eye to this cherubic god of libation. Featuring music by Purcell, Campra, Durante, Marcello and a commission from composer Doug Balliett.

Concert Dates: 24 May 2014

Venue: The Greenwich Music House New York, NY.

Repertoire:

Come, Let Us Drink (1695),  Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
Curtain Tune on a Ground from, Henry Purcell “The History of Timon of Athens” (1695)

Wine in a Morning (1684) Henry Purcell
Fill the Bowl with Rosy Wine (1687)

Silène et Bacchus, selections (1714) André Campra (1660–1744)
Sous un feüillage épais & Liqueur enchanteresse, 

Concerto No. 8, “La Pazzia” Allegro, Francesco Durante (1684–1755)

Arianna, selections (c. 1727) Benedetto Marcello
Qual mai gran pena— Se ad appagar volesse

Bacchus (premiere), Doug Balliett (b. 1982)

Ovid's Book Three: Diana Moon Goddess of the Hunt

Diana, Moon Goddess of the Hunt

This concert focuses on Diana, goddess of the hunt, as seen through the eyes of her victims, nymphs, and lovers. In addition to instrumental music by Rebel and Charpentier, the concert features never-before-recorded arias by André Campra and Nicolas Bernier. Ending the program is Actaeon, a retelling of the story Diana and Actaeon by composer and monologist, Doug Balliett.

Concert dates: 13, 14, 15 September 2013

Venues: The Gershwin Hotel and Spectrum New York, NY.

Repertoire: 
Ouverture from Actéon,  Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Les Nymphes de Diane,  Nicolas Bernier
Aminte et Lucrine,  Nicolas Bernier
Les Caractères de la Danse,  Jean-Féry Rebel
Aréthuse, scenes II-III,  André Campra
Actaeon (premiere), Doug Balliett 

FEATURING MEMBERS OF NEW VINTAGE BAROQUE:

• Lindsay McIntosh, Founder and Executive Director, oboe & oboe da caccia
• Doug Balliett, narrator & composer
• Mary Feminear, soprano
• Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano
• Owen McIntosh, haute-contre
• Francis Liu, violin
• Jude Ziliak, violin
• Elizabeth Weinfield, viola da gamba
• Anthony Albrecht, violoncello
• Pippa Macmillan, double bass
• Kevin Payne, theorbo
• David Ross, traverso
• Nate Helgeson, bassoon

with buoyant pulse and appealing energy.
— The New York Times
NYT