Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler

 

Arnold SchoenbergArnold Schoenberg

 

Amadeus MozartAmadeus Mozart

 

First Presbytarian ChurchFirst Presbytarian Church

 

EncounterEncounter

 

BNCPABeijing NCPA

 

Madame ButterflyNZO Production Promo Art

 

Creative Team for Madame ButterflyPuccini, Giacosa and Illica.

 

Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini

 

Handel George Frederic Handel

 

HandelMessiah Cover Art

 

ToscaRicordi Edition Cover Art

 

Stuart MaunderDirector Stuart Maunder

 

St. James TheaterSaint James Theater, Wellington

 

Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini

 

Calendar

2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008

2015

January 15th & 16th Argento EnsembleDas Lied von der Erde
by Gustav Mahler in a new arrangement for chamber orchestra based on Schoenberg's unfinished arrangement.

The Argento Ensemble

Conductor - Michel Galante

James Benjamin Rodgers - Tenor
Jennifer Beattie - Mezzo Soprano

Michel Galante
Michel Galante

Further Information

7:30pm

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue (between 66 and 67 St)
New York, NY
February 1st - 26th

Performances on June 25th & 26th

Don Giovanni
by Amadeus Mozart

MSM Logo

James directs one of Mozart's most popular pieces with a wonderful double cast of students from the Manhattan School of Music. This marks the second time James has worked with Kenneth Merrill on an opera and he is delighted to return to his Alma Mater for this show.

Kenneth Merrill, Conductor
James Rodgers, Director

Featuring Students from the Manhattan School of Music's voice and collaborative piano programs.

7:30 pm

Ades Performance Space
MSM
120 Claremont Avenue,
New York, New York 10027

May 10th, 11th & 12th Choral Recording Sessions

First Presbyterian Church of New York

James joins the First Presbyterian Church of New York for a recording of Choral music in commemoration of their 300th year.

Further Information

First Presbyterian Church

12th Street,
New York, NY

May 23rd -
June 3rd

BMMF

Encounter
Music by Mojiao Wang
Libretto by Weizhong Wang

Creative Team:
Director - Ashley Tata
Lighting Design - Anshuman Bhatia
Video Design - Brad Peterson
Costume Design - Amanda Shafran
Dramaturgy - Hongyi Tian

Cast
Mark - James Benjamin Rodgers
Jane - Christie Finn
Lobsang Dambar - Chuan Jin
Drolma - Melody Yun Xie
Dawa - Jingye Xu
Lhamo - Yingjie Zhou

Further Information

Performances
Handan Poly Grand Theatre, May 29th

Beijing Recording Session, May 31st

Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts, June 2nd
June 23rd - August 2nd
Madame ButterflyMadame Butterfly
by Giacomo Puccini

New Zealand Opera

Creative Team:
Conductor - Francesco Pasqualetti
Director - Kate Cherry
Restafe Director - Jacqueline Coats
Production Designer - Christina Smith
Lighting Designer - Matt Scott

Cast:
Cio-Cio San - Anne Sophie Duprels
Pinkerton - Angus Wood
Sharpless - Jared Holt
Suzuki - Kristin Darragh
Goro - James Benjamin Rodgers
The Bonze - Martin Snell
Prince Yamadori - Robert Tucker
Kate Pinkerton - Emily Scott/Chelsea Dolman

Francesco Pasqualetti
Conductor Francesco Pasqualetti

Further Information

Curtain: 7:30 pm
On the 28th: 6:30 pm

Isaac Theatre Royal
Christchurch
New Zealand

 

August 6th
FundraiserFundraising Concert

Featuring
Tenor - James Benjamin Rodgers
Soprano - Georgia Jamieson Emms
Soprano - Elizabeth Harris
Baritone - Christian Thurston
Piano - Catherine Norton

7:30 pm

Sacred Heart Cathedral
Wellington
New Zealand

 

August 9th
Viva VoceThe Messiah
by George Frederic Handel

Creative Team:
Conductor - John Rosser
Director - Jacqueline Coats

Viva Voce's première performance of the best-known choral work of all time, Handel's magnificent oratorio Messiah! Dealing with Christ's birth, death and resurrection and the subsequent promise of salvation for all, Viva Voce presents a rare 'semi-staged' Messiah with a team of fine soloists and a Baroque orchestra.

John Rosser
Conductor John Rosser

Further Information

5:00 pm

Great Hall
Auckland Town Hall
New Zealand

 

September 17th - 27th
ToscaTosca
by Giacomo Puccini

New Zealand Opera

Creative Team:
Conductor - Tobias Ringborg
Director - Stuart Maunder
Set Adaptation - Jan Ubels
Lighting Designer - Jason Morphett
Costume Designer - Elizaneth Whiting

Cast:
Tosca - Orla Boylan
Cavaradossi - Simon O'Neill
Baron Scarpia - Phillip Rhodes
Sacristan - Barry Mora
Cesare Angelotti - James Clayton
Spoletta - James Benjamin Rodgers


Tenor Simon O'Neill

Further Information

Performances: 17th, 19th, 23rd & 25th at 7:30pm.
On the 27th (M) at 2:30 pm

ASB Theatre
Aotea Centre
Auckland,
New Zealand

 

October 10th - 17th
ToscaTosca
by Giacomo Puccini

New Zealand Opera

Creative Team:
Conductor - Tobias Ringborg
Director - Stuart Maunder
Set Adaptation - Jan Ubels
Lighting Designer - Jason Morphett
Costume Designer - Elizaneth Whiting

Cast:
Tosca - Orla Boylan
Cavaradossi - Simon O'Neill
Baron Scarpia - Phillip Rhodes
Sacristan - Barry Mora
Cesare Angelotti - James Clayton
Spoletta - James Benjamin Rodgers


Soprano Orla Boylan

Further Information

Performances: 10th, 15th & 17th at 7:30pm.
On the 13th at 6:00 pm

St. James Theater
Wellington
New Zealand