Angel's Share

David Hertzberg

The Rose Elf

the long version

The Angel’s Share kicks off with the World Premiere of The Rose Elf, a chamber opera by composer David Hertzberg, directed by the visionary R. B. Schlather and starring award-winning mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey. Hertzberg just won MCANA’s “Best New Opera Award” for his last work, The Wake World (based on famed occultist Aleister Crowley), and in The Rose Elf he tells the tale of two lovers torn apart by a senseless act of violence; and of a strange and sensuous being, at once near and distant, who witnesses this tragedy and is transformed.

The short version

The musical event of the summer. Just don’t come expecting a heartwarming Christmas fable starring Will Ferrell….

The Work

The Rose Elf is a one-act chamber opera by composer David Hertzberg, directed by the visionary R. B. Schlather and starring award-winning mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey. Hertzberg just won the Music Critics Association of North America’s “Best New Opera Award” for his last work, The Wake World (based on famed occultist Aleister Crowley), and in The Rose Elf he tells the tale of two lovers torn apart by a senseless act of violence; and of a strange and sensuous being, at once near and distant, who witnesses this tragedy and is transformed.

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The Creatives

Words and Music by David Hertzberg

Directed by R.B. Schlather
Lighting by JAX Messenger
Costumes by Fay Eva
Hair & Makeup by Lily Scheff


The Singers: 
Samantha Hankey, The Elf
Alisa Jordheim, The Girl/Luna
Kyle Bielfield, The Beloved/Horus
Andrew Bogard, The Brother

The Orchestra: 
Teddy Poll, conductor
Zhenwei Li, clarinet
Katherine Jordan, horn
Bradley Loudis, percussion
Euntaek Kim, piano
Shannon Lee, violin
Abigail Fayette, violin
Sung Jin Lee, viola
John-Henry Crawford, cello
Sam Casseday, bass

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Our shows have limited seating and sell out almost immediately. Join our mailing list, and then get your tickets as soon as you receive the email!

Or you can also get special access to tickets by donating here: