This groupmuse happened on Friday, March 20, at 8:00 PM EDT.

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DIY OPERA IN A SCULPTURE: Mozart's Schauspieldirektor
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DIY OPERA IN A SCULPTURE: Mozart's Schauspieldirektor

Red Hook, Brooklyn

Fri, March 20, 2015 8:00 PM, EDT

Drinking policy
No alcohol at this groupmuse
Age limit
All guests must be 21

Music Director and Conductor: Matthew Aucoin
Director and New English Dialogue: Ben Miller

Starring:

Sharleen Joynt as Madame Herz
Sharin Apostoulou as Madame Silberklang
Benjamin Bliss as Herr Vogelsang
Paul Holmes as Frank/Buff

Orchestra: amazing Groupmuse musicians from our New York community (full list available the day of).

Program

Matthew Aucoin

Schauspieldirektor? what's a schauspieldirektor? Sounds like the German word for battery acid or something. But it isn't! It means impresario - someone who puts on opera. And that's what Groupmuse is doing. And the opera is called Schauspieldirektor. Meta.

The space: Pioneer Works, an awesome space in Red Hook with music/ dancing after and food trucks and art everywhere.

The main event: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Showed signs of talent. Wrote some of the greatest operas ever. Written for Emperor Joseph of Austria's living room, Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor is about a dealing with egotistical singers who have to learn to compromise in order to make art happen. There are two fun ensemble pieces and two world-alteringly beautiful arias set inside short'n'snappy new dialogue we're writing just for the occasion. Our set: an art installation called Living Room Index and Pool. The installation, by Yuri Mansyj, consists of sculptural objects—boards, pipes, mats, tubes, chairs, tables, sections of wall—that take their cues from construction sites, furniture design and architecture. These objects relate to things in our world, but through their aestheticization, material quality, and scale produce a slightly-off or uncanny sensibility.

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Ben Miller, almost 8 years ago

Hey all, we're so excited to see you tomorrow night. The venue is at 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn. Doors will open at 8PM, and we'll start the performance of Der Schauspieldirektor at 8:30. Please feel free to stick around afterwards, celebrate with us, have a few drinks at the donation bar, and enjoy a postlude performance later in the night. We're almost sold out, so if you know anyone who still needs a ticket, tell them to act fast! If you need to transfer your ticket to a friend, feel free - just have them give us your name at the door and we'll check them in.


Sam Bodkin, almost 8 years ago

Also! If you haven't received an emailed ticket confirmation, it's because we don't send them! All you need is an ID and we'll check you off of our list at the door. See you soon!


, almost 8 years ago

Hi! It says that all 300 spots are filled, but there is still an option to buy if I click the link. Can we still purchase tickets to this event?


Ben Miller, almost 8 years ago

The event is sold-out online. It won't process your credit card information or charge you for tickets. We'll have an update tomorrow or later tonight about whether or not there's expanded capacity/admission at the door.


Rachel G, almost 8 years ago

Hi there! Looking forward to hearing if there will be tickets available at the door (or any more made available for purchase online). Thanks!


Elise Sun, almost 8 years ago

HI! I also would like to know if I can purchase at the door. Thanks! :)


Em Chiappinelli, almost 8 years ago

Yes indeed you can get tickets at the door. We lowered the door price to $20. See you there hopefully!


Jeffrey Lin, almost 8 years ago

Do we need to RSVP if we want to buy tickets at the door?


Em Chiappinelli, almost 8 years ago

Nope all good to just come on by


Jacqueline Wasilczyk, almost 8 years ago

Question, will there be food available for purchase at the venue? And is it standing room only?


Em Chiappinelli, almost 8 years ago

No food for purchase but there is a pizza shop right around the corner from Pioneer Works. There will be seats and floor seating available.


Attendees

Sam Bodkin Emcee
Katherine Peck
+1
Chance Huskey
+1
Sasha Verma
+1
Kurt Coutain
+1
Mel Johnston
+2
Kate Brassel
Kim Foxen
+1
Jon Menaster
Laralyn Mowers
+1
Cadie Thompson
Jasmin Roman
Susan Gallo
+1
Alex Roy
+1
Jenna Nimar
Allessandra Rose Johnson
Sharin Apostolou
+1
Rachelle Robinett
+1
Taohou Rasaphone
+1
Saranya Misra
Eliot Jenkins
Damien
+1
Pattama
+1
Griselda Warr
Cecilia Mas
Puri Carvajal
+1
Ranjit Gupte
Marion Emmanuelle
+1
Tracy Finkel
Neil Desai
Kyle Schmolze
+1
Candis L. Davis
Rebecca Buntrock
+1
Susie Oh
Stephanie Patricia Wright
+1
Scott Simontacchi
+2
Emily Kim Goldsmith
Emily Lee
+1
Zack Wilson
Anna Rindos
Lauren O'Neill
+1
Adriana Torres
+1
Selena L Hoover
+1
Kemi Ilesanmi
Rommy Ghaly
+2
Ariel
Scott Stensland
+1
Maggie Waldner
+1
Andrew Rotstein
Prithvi Raj
Joshua Dunham
Artemis Shaw
+1
Anna J Lee
+1
Kelly Peckler
Lachlan Glen
Kinneret Ely
+2
Zoë Babian
+1
Will Weaver
Ian Arnold
Matt Hefferon
+4
Barbara van der Swaagh
+1
Justin wert
Hayley Richardson
+1
Katya
Lee Castro
+1
Julia Mann
+1
James Kohli
+1
Michael Tolbert
+2
Jon Hecht
Emily Brewer Yarnall
Alex Smirnoff
+1
Immanuel Gilen
+1
Seth Evans
Rosanne Koneval
Ben Katz
Rachelle Vagy
Brian Mountford
Alina Landry Rancier
+1
Aaron Kenedi
+1
Elinor anderson-genne
Maxfield Wollam-Fisher
Adi Dahiya
Edward Martin
+1
Sarah Fortini
+1
Zack Trahan
+1
Alyssa Demirjian
+1
Sarah Morgan
Katherine Rodriguez
Anna Garrison
+1
Daniel Greenfeld
Lauren Rennee
Sarah Sandbach
Sophie Berman
+1
Annalisa Jones
Simon Frisch
Maya Gershoni
Patrick Weaver
Ahmed ElHusseiny
+1
Cailin
Sawyer Huff
+1
Sasha Dimitrevic
Jacob Bass
Jessica Holland
+1
Zhanetta Gerlovina
Chris Ryan
Allen Ondrachek
Vincent Mcgill
+1
Brian Kim
Olivia Bloom
+1
Sharon Kim
Peter Porcino
+1
Bill Rosenblum
+1
Laura Hern
David Northmore
+1
Elizabeth Burns
+1
Suzanne Offen
+1
Julia Ellingwood
Noah Bierbrier
Caroline Jenny Hiteshew
Stephanie mitesser
Daniel Mainz
Angela Pons
Maitane Ortiz
+1
Marta Nuche
Maria del Carmen Inda
+1
Angela Stach
+1
Brooke Mayer
+2
Maria Bezlepkina
Jana Littleton
MARIA TERESA SANTAS CIAVATTA
Alexander malagelada
Charlotte Sheils
Lynn Juang
Lynn Juang
Christopher Curtis
+1
Brian Johnson
Eileen Walmsley
Lana P
Corey Chiocchio
Leyla makhmudbekova
+1
Marjorie Saraga
+1
ANA PENALBA
Matt Watkajtys
Matt van brink
+1
Kurt
+2
Anne Mackinnon
Sricharan Chakravarthi Rangarajan
+1
Samantha Shiells
+1
Mallory Hawks
+1
Meredith Hunt
Charlotte Sheils
+1
Will Norman
+1
Cassandra Gallagher
+1
Vidhi Dattani
+1
Christine Lara Hoff
Julian Sachs
+1
Brooks Swinnerton
+1
Michelle Morgenbesser
Alex C
+1
Danielle Kisza
Dana Reilly
Tayo
+1
Adam Javer
Elias Rothblatt
+1
Jacqueline Wasilczyk
+1
Nathan Shepard
+1
Judith Shimer
+1
Sonal Mahida
+1
Lisa McKenna
Alex Smelson
Camille clech
Krysten Kerby
Darren Chan
+1
Rob Martinez
Elisaveta Marsova
Karolina sobecka
Anneli Rice
+1
Juliana Stankiewicz
Kathryn Everett
Jean Liebner
+2
Anni e Novak
+1
Stephanie
+1
Austin Speier
Camelia Lalani
Peter Modest
+1
Gabe Walker
+1
Kyle Joseph
Anna-caroline
+4
Steven Jervis
Sienna Jevremov
+1
Erika Santucci
Brian Mountford's guest
+3
Madeleine Fleming
Michael Bird
Bettina Scholdan
Joakim reijs
Camille Ostermann
Pieter-Paul Brakel
Melanie Malkin
David Ackerman
Brian Gladstone