De Haas to Perform Title Role in Chelsea Symphony's Hamlet: A Pocket Opera

News   De Haas to Perform Title Role in Chelsea Symphony's Hamlet: A Pocket Opera Obie Award winner Darius de Haas will perform the title role in Hamlet: A Pocket Opera, a miniature opera with music by Aaron Dai and libretto by Pulitzer finalist Jon Marans, as part of the Chelsea Symphony's 2010 spring concert season.

The concert, which will take place March 27 at 8 PM and March 28 at 3 PM at St. Paul's Church, will also feature Patrice Boyd, Will Robinson and Peter Van Derick. KyungHun Kim will conduct.

The program for both concerts will also include music from Verdi's "La Forza del Destino," Weber's "Der Freischutz," and Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite," with Mozart's "Sinfonia Concertante" ending the Saturday performance and Vanhal's "Double Bass Concerto" finishing the program on Sunday.

De Haas received an Obie for his performance in Running Man. Additional stage credits include the Actors Fund concerts of Hair and Dreamgirls plus Marie Christine, Rent, The Bubbly Black Girl…, Children of Eden, Carousel and The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm.

Dai is musical consultant for the current Off-Broadway production of Marans' The Temperamentals, and composed 'The Night Before Christmas' for Narrator and Orchestra, Unionville Suite and Con Furia: Four Is Louise.

Marans received his Pulitzer nomination for Old Wicked Songs. Additional credits include Child Child and CBS-TV's "The New Carol Burnett Show." St. Paul's Church is located at 315 West 22nd Street. A $20 donation is suggested. Visit www.chelseasymphony.org.

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