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“OperaRox Presents” Announces Launch and Performance Dates

April 6, 2015- New York- OperaRox Presents, a new startup opera company headed by Kimberly Feltkamp and Jaimie Appleton, announces its launch and dates for an inaugural production of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” on at the National Opera Center August Aug. 21 (7pm) & Aug. 23 (2pm), 2015.

Kimberly Feltkamp and Jaimie Appleton, two young opera singers based in New York, have announced the launch of their new opera company, OperaRox Presents, aimed at providing opportunities for young singers to learn and perform important roles in a safe and encouraging environment. Propelled by a philosophy of “making your own opportunities” and shock about the limited performance resources offered to graduate and post-graduate level opera singers, Feltkamp and Appleton have additionally announced plans to perform Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” at the National Opera Center in New York City on August 21st and 7:00 PM and August 23 at 2:00 PM.

OperaRox Presents extends the online community of young opera fans that Feltkamp has built through Live Stream shows, Twitter discussion, and in-person meetups at the Metropolitan Opera onto the stage as a creative opportunity for young artists. The group has achieved notoriety within the international opera community and Feltkamp hopes that OperaRox Presents “can be a small part of [the future of opera].”

Performances of “Le Nozze di Figaro” will take place at Opera America’s National Opera Center at 330 7th Avenue, New York City. The production will feature Jaimie Appleton as Countess Almaviva, Michael Hoffman as Count Almaviva, Devony Smith as Susanna, Michael Maliakel as Figaro, Kimberly Feltkamp as Cherubino, Maayan Voss de Bettancourt as Marcellina, Jonathan Caro as Bartolo, and Felicia Zangari as Barbarina. The production of Mozart’s famous opera about two servants who manage to outwit their master will be by up-and-coming director, Amber Treadway. An accompanist is yet to be announced. More information about all of the artists can be found here. The production depends on crowd-sourced money that is being raised here.

More information about OperaRox Presents and the upcoming presentation of “The Marriage of Figaro” can be found online at www.operarox.weebly.com and on Twitter through searching “#OperaRoxFigaro”. Public relations by Harry Rose (operateenblog@gmail.com). Please send all inquiries to operateenblog@gmail.com.



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