New Amsterdam Singers - Arctic Explorations

  • March 9 - 10, 2024
  • The Theatre at St. Jean

    150 East 76th Street
    New York, New York 10021
Ticket Price $35.00-$50.00 This event is now over

This one-act folk opera by composer Michael Dellaira, based on the best-selling 1856 book of the same name by American explorer Elisha Kent Kane, touches on themes as varied as exploration, discovery, spirituality, and our relationship to the natural world. Dellaira’s score for soloists, chorus, and a small ensemble of instruments is inspired by 19th-century American popular and folk tunes, sea shanties, and hymns. Joining us at this world premiere, a co-production with the Cell Theatre, will be members of The Harlem Chamber Players and Nuka Alice, an Inuit drum dancer who collaborated in the creation of the work. In collaboration with the cell theatre and directed by Kira Simring.

Date & Time

Mar 9 - 10, 2024

Venue Details

The Theatre at St. Jean

150 East 76th Street
New York, New York 10021 The Theatre at St. Jean
New Amsterdam Singers

Founded in 1966, the New Amsterdam Singers is a critically acclaimed chorus of 70+ voices, performing in and around New York City under the direction of Clara Longstreth. Through adventurous programs, commissions and premieres, and collaborations with other ensembles, we strive to nurture and expand New York City’s dynamic choral community.