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

This is a Groupmuse Massivemuse

Epic performances in unexpected spaces.

DIY OPERA IN A SCULPTURE: Mozart's Schauspieldirektor

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


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).


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.


Sign up or Login to leave a comment.

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.


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