Celebrate our 40th Season with 3 Programs in 2015 at OPERA AMERICA – 330, 7th Ave NYC

The AVIVA PLAYERS
Mira J Spektor – Artistic Director & Friends 

Celebrate our 40th Season with 3 Programs in 2015
at OPERA AMERICA – 330, 7th Ave NYC 
 
FRIDAY OCTOBER 167:30 pm
Aviva Players & Downtown Music Productions present Women Composers:   
Piano Rags by Mary Aufderheide & Adeline Shepard 
Songs by Mira J Spektor 
 Vocal Duets & the Piano Trio by Fanny Mendelssohn
Mimi Stern-Wolfe – Music Director/Piano, Hillary Schranze – Soprano, 
Darcy Dunn – Mezzo Soprano, Lynn Bechtold – Violin, Mary Wooten – Cello 
 
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 47pm 
Aviva Players & Bank Street Films present:
A Double Feature of Chamber Opera Films 
VILLA DIODATI – Travel to the Romantic Past of 1816 
Love, death, ghosts & games, in the Swiss Villa where Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein
Producer: Gabriel Nussbaum, Composer: Mira J Spektor, 
Lyrics: Colette Inez & poems by Byron, Shelley & Wordsworth
Stage Director: Rob Urbinati, Music Director: Barbara Ames
Starring: Rachel Arky, Angela Leson, Mike Longo, Jeremy Moore, Hillary Schranze, Rachel Zadcoff
Produced by Bank Street Films at York Theater – DVD on Albany Records
LIBERTARIA –  Travel to the Future with Sci-Fi Virtual Reality  
In a post-USSA dystopia the teen Libertaria teams up with
her addict father to destroy evil geneticists with a cyborg army
Music, Libretto & Production by Sabrina Pena Young 
 Starring: Perry Cook, Gracia Gillund, Jennifer Hermansky, Matthew Meadows,
Alan Manuel Pena, Yvette Teel, Kate Sikora, Gretchen Suarez-Pena


TUESDAY DECEMBER 17:30pm
Aviva Players, Kindred Spirits & NYWC present:
THAT “CERTAIN AGE” – Short Operas about aging with grace & humor
Stage Director: Rina W Elisha – Music Director: Barbara Ames   
Composers: Seymour Barab, Haim Elisha, 
Anne Phillips, Alice Shields & Mira J Spektor 
Singers: Shadia Almasri, Martha Cluver, Darcy Dunn, Angela Leson, Peter Ludwig, 
 Leslie Middlebrook, Mark Singer. Koto Player: Mayuko Matsuda. Alto Flute: Sarah Carrier  
Made possible in part by a grant from NYWC 


Admission for October 16 & December 1: $20 & for November 4: $10
BOX OFFICE: SMARTTIX,  212-868-4444  www.smarttix.com 
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