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OperaKnit Cabaret – PS122, NYC

April 24, 2009

Hello fans of opera and/or knitting and/or performance!

LISA DAEHLIN Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 at 7:30pm
OPERAKNIT CABARET at PS122 (upstairs performance space)
yarn antics by FLASH ROSENBERG
and, at the piano, LOUIS MENENDEZ
including newly composed work by STEFANIA DE KENESSEY

LISA DAEHLIN in an OPERAKNIT CABARET at PS122; Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 at 7:30pm

LISA DAEHLIN in an OPERAKNIT CABARET at PS122; Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 at 7:30pm

Performance Space 122 is located on 9th st at 1st ave (Lower East Side)
SUBWAY – L train to 1st ave and walk 5 blocks south

Bask in the glow as WE SPIN YOU A YARN of operatic ARIAS (who knew they are so many about the needle arts?), art SONGS (some tried and true, some brand spankin’ new), a VOCAL IMPROV to old knitting patterns (“libretto” thanks to Mary Thomas), a KNITTING SING-ALONG (no prior experience with either genre needed), and a bit of audience participation knit/crochet (bring your hook! but don’t think it’ll work to yank us off the stage). Knitting and crochet in the audience is highly encouraged – quiet tools especially. 😉

This performance is being presented by PS122 GALLERY in conjunction with the exhibition YARN THEORY which has received support from the New York State Council on the Arts, Painting Space 122, Inc. and the Friends of PS122 Gallery.
Special thanks to DEREK LLOYD and PS122!

RESERVATIONS greatly appreciated – 212.228.4249 or
FREE admission ($5 suggested donation)

Chanteuse and chapelier LISA DAEHLIN sings and knits in New York City. She has sung numerous operatic roles including Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Angelica (Suor Angelica), Madame Lidoine (Dialogues of the Carmelites) and the High Priestess (Aida). Maestro Richard Woitach cast her to sing the role of Wellgunde (Das Rhinegold), and as his soprano in the concert Woitach and Friends 3-1/2. Recently, she was seen on stage at The Players performing “Transcending Exotic: Embracing Familiar.” Though known for her rendition of “I’m a Stranger Here Myself,” Lisa is no stranger to the cabaret stage, having performed incarnations of her show “From Classical to Cabaret: The songs of Poulenc, Porter, Weill and Satie” in venues as varied as the underground club to the concert hall. She has performed the music of Stefania de Kennessy at City Center and with the Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater at Lincoln Center and completed a recording project for that company. Lisa is currently developing a multi-media performance with French art song.

As a continuing education faculty member at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, LISA DAEHLIN has the honor of teaching the first-ever knitting courses at this illustrious institution. Her designs can be seen walking the streets of Manhattan, gracing the pages of Interweave Knits, Knit.1 and Vogue Knitting magazines as well as featured in the books Bag Style and Lace Style published by Interweave Press.

FLASH ROSENBERG is a photographer, humorist and Artist-in-Residence for LIVE from the NYPL.

Endlessly inventive, LOUIS MENENDEZ is highly regarded as a conductor, pianist, educator, composer and collaborative artist. As Artistic Director of The Bechstein-Players Series in Manhattan, Mr.Menendez creates and presents eighteen illuminating concert and theatre events at Manhattan’s Players Club.

STEFANIA DE KENESSEY is a leading figure in the revival of neoclassicism; her CD Shades of Light, Shades of Dark received rave reviews as “fully worthy to share a program or disc with the masterpieces by Mozart or Brahms” (Fanfare). For further information, please visit her website

Lisa Daehlin in an OperaKnit Cabaret, Wednesday, May 13th, 2009, 7:30pm at PS122, yarn antics by Flash Rosenberg and, at the piano, Louis Menendez.

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