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SEASON 2017/18 EVENTS!


VICTOR HERBERT RENAISSANCE PROJECT LIVE! PROUDLY PRESENTS


Click Here To Reserve Your Tickets To THE RED MILL

Victor Herbert’s
THE RED MILL

The Red Mill Opens Tuesday November 14th, 2017
8pm, 120 West 69th Street, NYC GET TICKETS HERE

Two American con men, Con Kidder and Kid Conner, broke, stranded in Holland, agree to aid a damsel in distress. She is being forced by her uncle to marry for old musty prestige while her true love is sailing the bounding sea. Madcap capers involving the legend of an old mill quickly land our lovers in jail, but the day is saved as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson ride to the rescue! You’ll love “Moonbeams,” “The Isle of Our Dreams,” “The Streets of New York,” “Everyday is Ladies’ Day With Me” and “Just Because You’re You.” Not only a classic, but the longest running Herbert musical comedy on Broadway!

SPECIALLY PRICED ONLINE TICKETS ARE ON SALE THRU MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH!
Specially Priced Online Tickets are $10 (students), $20 (seniors) and $35 (general admission) are on sale right now in our Box Office. If you wait to pay at the door, it’s $10 (students), $25 (Seniors) and $40 (Adults) All working entertainment members get $20 admission with presentation of a union card.

8pm, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
8pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Christ & St. Stephens Episcopal Church
120 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023


Click Here To Reserve Your Tickets To LADIES FIRST

Victor Herbert’s
LADIES FIRST
A Concert Honoring Victor Herbert’s Leading Ladies

Ladies First Opens Tuesday February 27th, 2018
8pm, 120 West 69th Street, NYC GET TICKETS HERE

Enjoy a concert filled with more new Herbert melodies as VHRP LIVE! explores Herbert’s leading ladies as well as the lure of Europe for the wealthy American in the early 20th Century. Gain a European title? Marry a Baron? Get mistaken for a Queen? It’s certainly more adventuresome than the good old US of A. We promise you treats from Victor Herbert’s Orange Blossoms, Miss Dolly Dollars, The Debutante, The Idol’s Eye, It Happened in Nordland, and Mlle Modiste — all with great leading ladies as well as one or more Americans traveling abroad.

SPECIALLY PRICED ONLINE TICKETS ARE ON SALE THRU MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH!
Specially Priced Online Tickets are $10 (students), $20 (seniors) and $35 (general admission) are on sale right now in our Box Office. If you wait to pay at the door, it’s $10 (students), $25 (Seniors) and $40 (Adults) All working entertainment members get $20 admission with presentation of a union card.

8pm, Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
8pm, Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
Christ & St. Stephens Episcopal Church
120 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023


Click Here To Reserve Your Tickets To THE ENCHANTRESS

Victor Herbert’s
THE ENCHANTRESS

The Enchantress Opens Tuesday April 13th, 2018
8pm, 120 West 69th Street, NYC GET TICKETS HERE

The Prince has come of age. Time to marry — but which Princess shall he choose? From the bevy presented to him, where does true love come in? Add to that dilemma, all manner of devious advisors who wouldn’t mind sitting on his throne themselves. Then there’s that divine, delicious non-royal Enchantress. What’s a fellow to do? Here’s the all time most requested Herbert aria, “Art Is Calling For Me,” along with “The Land of My Own Romance,” “Rose, Lucky Rose,” not to mention “They All Look Good When They’re Far Away.” The New Victor Herbert Orchestra and VHRP LIVE! weave an evening of raucous intrigue and romantic love, sprinkled with a healthy dash of that new 1911 craze, “dance!”

SPECIALLY PRICED ONLINE TICKETS ARE ON SALE THRU MONDAY, APRIL 13TH!
Specially Priced Online Tickets are $10 (students), $20 (seniors) and $35 (general admission) are on sale right now in our Box Office. If you wait to pay at the door, it’s $10 (students), $25 (Seniors) and $40 (Adults) All working entertainment members get $20 admission with presentation of a union card.

8pm, Tuesday, April 24, 2018
8pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Christ & St. Stephens Episcopal Church
120 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!


8pm TUESDAY JUNE 6th

Victor Herbert’s NATOMA:
The Politics of Grand Opera

$10 TICKETS ARE ON SALE THRU MONDAY, JUNE 5TH!

GET TICKETS HERE!

VHRP LIVE! is proud to participate in the 2017 NY Opera Fest presented the New York Opera Alliance April 27 – June 23, 2017. Get your $10 tickets for this rare chance to hear the epic intrigue surrounding how one of the most beautiful American Grand operas, Victor Herbert’s Natoma, was tragically ensnared in the colossal feud between Oscar Hammerstein I and The Metropolitan Opera Company.

Revel in this presentation’s musical excerpts from Natoma‘s amazing score — presented by The Victor Herbert Renaissance Project LIVE!

Featuring VHRP LIVE! Company Members:
Alyce Mott,
Artistic Director
William Hicks,
Pianist
Vira Slywotzky,
Soprano
Sarah Caldwell Smith,
Soprano
Daniel Greenwood,
Tenor

8pm TUESDAY JUNE 6th 2017
THE NATIONAL OPERA CENTER
330 7TH AVENUE, (BETWEEN 28th & 29th)
MARC A. SCORCA HALL, 7TH FLOOR
New York, NY

Purchasing Tickets Online Is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Limited tickets may be available at the door! All seats $10.00! Approximate running time is 90 minutes.


An “All-Irish” Season to Honor Victor Herbert’s Irish Heritage


Read more about our 2016-2017 Season at Operetta Research Center


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!


Eileen Opened Tuesday April 25, 2017**
8pm, 120 West 69th Street, NYC GET TICKETS HERE

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the legendary Eileen, the 1917 Romantic Operetta by Victor Herbert!

During the Irish Rebellion of 1798, a young noblewoman Eileen Mulvaney falls in love with — and aids in the escape of the Irish revolutionary Barry O’Day, as the British tighten their control of Ireland.

Herbert’s unabashed love for Ireland was put onstage just as America was entering the “Great War” in 1917. The music of Eileen is full of priceless gems such as “True Sons of Erin,” “The Irish Have A Great Day Tonight,” and the famous “Thine Alone.” If you’ve an Irish bone in your body, you’ll be “wearing the green” with us in this adventurous and romantic operetta!

Tickets are $10 (students), $15 (seniors) and $30 (for adults) on-line right now in our Box Office. If you wait to pay at the door, it’s $10 (students), $20 (Seniors) and $35 (Adults) All working entertainment members get $20 admission with presentation of a union card.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 8pm**
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 8pm
Christ & St. Stephens Episcopal Church
120 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

**Change of performance date so all can attend Victor Herbert’s 1903 Babes In Toyland, Thursday, April 27, 8pm, Carnegie Hall, NYC.


VHRP LIVE! is the only company in the world devoted solely to preserving the music of American composer Victor Herbert (1859-1924). 20 resident artists comprise the company’s roster of exceptional talent including the voices of Brian Kilday, Vira Slywotzky, Bray Wilkins, Angela Christine Smith, Sarah Caldwell Smith, Jovani McCleary, David Seatter, Glenn Seven Allen, Chelsea Friedlander and Katherine Corle.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!


Son of Dublin Opened Wednesday March 8, 2017
8pm, 120 West 69th Street, NYC GET TICKETS HERE

“Son of Dublin” Concert Celebrates An Irish-American Music Master’s Legacy!

Our “All Irish” season continues with a concert of music by Victor Herbert and an extra special dash of Dublin— music by the extraordinary Samuel Lover, Herbert’s maternal grandfather, the Irish music hall composer, poet, and philosopher.

Lover was a huge influence on Herbert — his 1835 novel Rory O’Moore provided the basis for the plot of Herbert’s 1917 romantic operetta Eileen, our upcoming season finale of VHRP LIVE!

A cast of phenomenal singers will perform a program of some 22 songs we know you’ll love, such as the sound of “Molly,” “Mary Came Over To Me,” and “Old Ireland Shall Be Free,” among a treasury of other works in this musical tribute to Herbert’s Irish heritage. An historically notable inclusion in the concert is “The Bards of Ireland,” a song cycle of old Irish airs arranged by Herbert in 1909 for the Annual St Patrick’s Day Dinner of The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, attended by U.S. President William H. Taft.

The voices of “Son of Dublin” include Vira Slywotzky, Joanie Bittingham, Katherine Corle, Ross Brown, Richard Holmes, Anthony Maida, Jovani McCleary, Jason Robinette, and David Seatter. Musical direction and piano are by Michael Thomas; with libretto by Alyce Mott, and stage direction by Emily Cornelius.

“Son of Dublin” running time is approximately 90 minutes.

Tickets are $10 (students), $15 (seniors) and $30 (for adults) on-line right now in our Box Office. If you wait to pay at the door, it’s $10 (students), $20 (Seniors) and $35 (Adults). All working entertainment members are $20 with presentation of a union card

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8pm
Christ & St. Stephens Episcopal Church
120 W. 69th Street, Near Broadway
New York, NY 10023


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!


The Princess Pat Opened Wednesday November 16
8pm Wednesday November 16th – Thursday November 17 2016, 120 West 69th Street, NYC

the-princess-pat-victor-herberts-comic-operetta-launches-all-irsh-season-in-nycPrincess Pat turns heads and wins hearts with “Two Laughing Irish Eyes” in one of Herbert’s first musical comedies featuring the new “dance” craze on Broadway!

In this musical comedy, two friends on Long Island conspire to rekindle the romance missing in their lives.

Patricia O’Connor’s marriage to Italian Prince Antonio di Monaldo takes a twist, while her best friend Grace Holbrook unexpectedly falls for Tony Schmalz, who is the handsome son of her aging millionaire fiancé.

The cast of “The Princess Pat” featured both emerging talents and seasoned performers including Angela Christine Smith, Sarah Caldwell Smith, Brian Kilday, Drew Bolander, David Seatter, and Jason Robinette, Richard Holmes, and Anthony Maida,in principal roles — with Joanie Brittingham, Nathan Baer, Tanya Roberts, Merrin Lazyan, Pedro Coppeti, and Matthew Billman in supporting roles.

Set on a Long Island estate in 1915, “The Princess Pat” is a fast-paced romantic romp with great Herbert dance music and witty songs such as “I Wish I Was an Island in an Ocean of Girls,” “The Shoes of Husband Number One (as Worn by ‘Number Two’),” a groundbreaking duet “For Better or For Worse,” as well as “Two Laughing Irish Eyes,” and Herbert’s classic “Neapolitan Love Song.”

Tickets are $10 (students), $15 (seniors) and $30 (for adults) on-line right now in our Box Office. If you wait to pay at the door, it’s $10 (students), $20 (Seniors) and $35 (Adults). All working entertainment members are $20 with presentation of a union card.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 8pm
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 8pm
Christ & St. Stephens Episcopal Church
120 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023


THE REVIEWS ARE IN!


CRITICAL PRAISE FOR SON OF DUBLIN

“St. Patrick’s Day came a little early this year, courtesy of the always rewarding Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live! Anyone who’s ever heard Victor Herbert’s 1917 operetta Eileen knows that when this most Irish of composers set his mind to honoring his ethnic heritage, he was at his unabashedly sincere and passionately romantic. So [Son of Dublin] an evening culled from his vast catalog of Irish material (including, yes, several from Eileen), was bound to be special, and indeed the concert was gorgeously melodic, sentimental, and heartfelt.”

HARRY FORBES, Forbes on Film and Footlights
Read the complete review on www.HarryForbes.com

“No, no, no, we are not angry.
Au contraire, we are absolutely tickled with VHRP LIVE!’s concert, Son of Dublin, given in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day, presented a selection of [Victor Herbert] songs celebrating his Irish heritage… The ensemble work was in every instance delightful, particularly in the drinking song “The Cruiskeen Lawn” which was performed a cappella. The admirably crisp enunciation in solo pieces carried over and we understood every rowdy word.”

MECHE KROOP, Voce di Meche
Read the complete review on www.VocheDeMeche.com

CRITICAL PRAISE FOR THE PRINCESS PAT

“Victor Herbert’s 1915 charmer
The Princess Pat was lovingly resurrected by Alyce Mott’s intrepid group… The cast was exceptionally fine across the board… The score was a joy to hear… with many highlights… big numbers with assurance and style… hit all the comic points with panache… All in all, a quite modern show demonstrating another facet of the ever-surprising Herbert.”

HARRY FORBES, Forbes on Film and Footlights
Read the complete review on www.HarryForbes.com

The Princess Pat was a huge hit!
We enjoyed the dancing… we adored the singing… The duet between Grace and Pat “For Better or for Worse” deserves as much fame as “The Flower Song” from Leo Delibes’ Lakme. “I Wish I Was an Island in an Ocean of Girls” was a hilarious… And we loved the romantic “Neapolitan Love Song.” …This work was part of VHRP LIVE!’s Irish season. Watch out for more to come!”

MECHE KROOP, Voce di Meche
Read the complete review on www.VocheDeMeche.com

CRITICAL PRAISE FOR ANGELINE & HER TATTOOED MAN

“Solid craftsmanship and real comic flair.
The 11 singers were well chosen with the requisite Herbert style down to their fingertips. Everyone was off book, and the evening was expertly staged and delightfully choreographed.”

HARRY FORBES, Forbes on Film and Footlights
Read the complete review on www.HarryForbes.com

“Herbert’s music was played with a light, lively touch and the singers appeared to be having a grand time. And of course, the audience did as well. No one knows exactly what performances over a century ago looked like, yet everything about this production felt right, just the way we imagined it.”

MECHE KROOP, Voce di Meche
Read the complete review on www.VocheDeMeche.com

“You might say: wow, the Americans are catching on! The announcement of the concert Angeline And Her Tattooed Man is easily the sexiest we’ve seen for such an undertaking in the USA in a very long time, certainly where Victor Herbert is concerned.”

OPERETTA RESEARCH CENTER, The #1 Archive for Musical Theater
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(L-R) Sarah Caldwell Smith, Mitchell Roe, Robert Balonek, Matthew Wages, Vira Slywotzky, David Seatter, Katherine Corle, Erika Person, Bray Wilkins performing "Don Jose of Sevilla" from The Serenade (1897) Lyrics by Harry B. Smith. Photo by Jill LeVine

(L-R) Sarah Caldwell Smith, Mitchell Roe, Robert Balonek, Matthew Wages, Vira Slywotzky, David Seatter, Katherine Corle, Erika Person, Bray Wilkins performing “Don Jose of Sevilla” from The Serenade (1897) Lyrics by Harry B. Smith. Photo by Jill LeVine


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