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ALTERNATIVE OPERA THEATRE.

Alter Ego Chamber Opera (AECO) is an emerging, Philadelphia-based chamber opera company which performs new and reimagined works, endeavoring to serve as a catalyst for change, bringing intimate, experimental opera theatre to the region.

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RECENTLY

SOULS UNSCREENED, 2024

At Brooklyn Art Haus, NYC, and Harmonie Hall, PHL

Souls Unscreened and Crystal's Channel, with Experiments in Opera, NYC

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Two works-in-progress, performing in two cities,

in one double-bill production!

New York City

Brooklyn Art Haus , May 30th, 2024, 7:30 pm

24 Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

Tickets and Info Here

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Crystal’s Channel

An opera featuring a solo singer with a ventriloquist doll and guitar. She portrays a songwriter who uploads a new, original song everyday to Youtube. The singer and dummy, together, tell the funny and painful story of how she mastered ventriloquism in her adolescence—and how that obsession ended when her mother took her and the doll to an exorcist.

Libretto and Composition: Jason Cady

Soprano, and Electric Guitar: Sarah Daniels

Direction: Shannon Sindelar

Philadelphia

Harmonie Hall , June 2nd, 2024, 6 pm

4372 Fleming St, Philadelphia, PA 19128 

Tickets and Info Here: 

Souls Unscreened

Act I of an installation opera about a computer scientist deepfaking herself during the Covid-19 pandemic and developing groundbreaking technology in AI and uploading her consciousness to the cloud.

Composition and Electronics: Roger A. Martinez

Libretto and Erica: Alize Francheska Rozsnyai

Nathan: Tom Sitzler

Claudia: Kaitlyn Tierney

Conductor: Sepehr Pirasteh

Flute: Chelsea Meynig

Violin: Rachel Segal

Viola: Veronica Jurkiewicz

Cello: Leigh Brown

Piano: Hannah Han

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ALCINA REVAMPED, 2021

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(from L to R) William Lim (Oronte), Madison Marie McIntosh (Ruggiero), Kaitlyn Tierney (Bradamante) Alize Francheska Rozsnyai (Morgana), Matthew Maisano as Balena Canto (Melissa), and Brenna Markey (Alcina) (down center), in Alcina REVAMPED with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, September 24th and 26th, 2021.

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UP NEXT

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Angel Sponsor Pre-Sale Tickets are now available, and there are 22 sold for each show time, priced at $50 each (with an option to make an additional donation). Regular tickets will be priced at $30, and will be sold through the Fringe Arts website, where Fringe takes a 10% cut of each ticket sold.

Your pre-sale ticket purchase goes a long way toward directly supporting our artists!

PERKS: Angel Sponsor Pre-Sale Ticket Holders will be invited to enter the theatre 10 minutes earlier than regular ticket holders for each performance, and thus can choose the seats that they want ahead of our General Admission Entry. Otherwise, each performance has open seating.

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PAST PERFORMANCES

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Friday, September 24th at 8 pm, and Sunday September 26th at 3 pm, 2021 at
The Adrienne Theatre
2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

What did critics say about the show? 
Read our review from Broad Street Review, here.

Michael Shingo-Crawford
Evan Kassof
Irene Moretto
Brenna Markey
Balena Canto
WILLIAM LIM
Madison Marie McIntosh
Kaitlyn Tierney
Alize Francheska
Will Brobston
Thomas Patteson
Madeline Whitesell
ROGER MARTINEZ BEATS
Aaron Stewart
Emma Hey
Ezgi Yargici
Andrew Egbuchiem

Music G. F. Handel 
Libretto Adaptation Alize Francheska Rozsnyai
Conductor Evan Kassof
Director Madeline Whitesell
Music Director Irene Moretto

Alcina Brenna Markey
Ruggiero Madison Marie McIntosh
Bradamante Kaitlyn Tierney
Morgana Alize Francheska
Oronte William Lim
Melissa Matthew Maisano (Balena Canto)
Oberto Andrew Egbuchiem

Harpsichord Irene Moretto
Electronics Thomas Patteson
& Roger A. Martinez

Saxophone Aaron Stewart
Violin Michael Shingo-Crawford
Electric Guitar Will Brobston

Viola Emma Hey
Cello Ezgi Yargici

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WHO ARE WE?

MEET ALIZE,

Artistic Director

 

A soprano "displaying profound imagination and control" (Philadelphia Inquirer), and librettist, Alize Francheska Rozsnyai is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, excelling in baroque and contemporary repertoire. She has performed with companies including Opera Philadelphia, The Center for Contemporary Opera, Experiments in Opera NYC, Opera Fayetteville (Zina, Dark Sisters), The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in England (Phyllis, Iolanthe), Rossini Opera Festival, Cape Cod Symphony, Chautauqua Opera, and the Princeton Symphony.

Ms. Rozsnyai has received honors from many prestigious organizations such as the Career Bridges Grant, Astral Artist National Auditions, Palm Beach Opera Competition, Lotte Lenya Competition, American Traditions Competition, Early Music America, Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship, Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego, Lois Alba Aria Competition, and is the recipient of the generous Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship. She took time off to dedicate herself to the service of others full time from 2015-2017, working in ArtistYear (Americorps).

She is currently on the roster of Matthew Laifer Artist Management.

 

As a librettist, Alize performed her original adaptation of Pierrot Lunaire (Kennedy Center), as well as two of her own works, The Coffee Cantata (new adaptation) and Phony (music by David Brown), with Alter Ego Chamber Opera. She and composer collaborator Roger A. Martinez are MassOpera NOW Finalists for their work My Friend, Freddywww.AlizeSoprano.com

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Tom Sitzler, lyric baritone, has been capturing audiences with his warm, generous voice and convincing stage presence. Growing up in Arizona, Tom was buying CD’s of pianist