This fall GaySocialites contributor Jonathan Warman will be directing Enrique Granados’s opera Goyescas with an exciting new opera company Bare Opera. The story of Goyescas is based on a series of six paintings from Francisco Goya’s early career, inspired by the young men and women of the majismo movement. These majos and majas are known for their bohemian attitude and stylish dress.
Bare Opera is an alternative opera company in New York City with a fresh, modern take on the opera experience. They believe that the bare essence of opera is the magical experience created through different art forms coming together. Bare Opera brings this collaborative spirit to the 21st century through innovative cross-arts productions.
Bare Opera cares deeply about the future of opera and believes that there’s an immense need for innovation in the art form to bring in new audiences. They strive to break the stereotypes around opera and create a casual and intimate experience in unusual spaces like art galleries and warehouses. By promoting emerging artists and unique cross-genre collaborations, Bare Opera hopes to be an active agent of change in the cultural landscape of opera and classical music, helping to create a sustainable future for the art form. More about them at their website here.
To learn about Jonathan Warman’s directing work, see jonathanwarman.com.
Colin Quinn is one of the better comics doing political satire – he communicates highly complicated ideas through the most mundane and absurdly funny examples. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed his previous shows Long Story Short and Unconstitutional, which brought enormous issues wittily down to a comprehensible human scale. So I got excited when I heard about this new show about the the history of New York.
The Minj is quite the little singer! Well, maybe not little…Ginger has genuine article musical theatre training and chops, and has made the intelligent move of structuring her cabaret act Crossdresser for Christ: The Musical, A Drag Queen Confessional around a songlist made up exclusively of showtunes. She made the equally smart choice of going for variety within that songbook, using tunes from shows as disparate as Oklahoma and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Matinee’s grande finale to a weekend of full gay pride celebrations in New York City was a VIP boat cruise on the Hudson River. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so feast your eyes on these above while reading what went down below:
The 2016 Presidential election may not take place for another 16 months, but in February the first state will weigh in on the Democratic and Republican candidates when Iowa residents caucus. Iowa often helps set the tone for the rest of the election. That it is why it is so important that every voter start to take a close look at all of the candidates seeking this, the highest office in the land.
GaySocialites.com always takes an active roll in politics. We think that it is important that each of us, especially in the LGBT community, make our voices heard. That’s why we have decided to make our first endorsement in the 2016 Presidential Race.