Street Scene
Street Scene, MSM 2008



Street Scene Poster
Street Scene, MSM 2008



Albert Herring
Albert Herring, Merola Opera 2008



Merola Grand Finale
Grande Finale, Merola Opera 2008



Lori Smith Photography, 2007


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January 13 Young Concert Artist Semi-Finals. Kaufmann Concert Hall
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue,
New York, NY.
January 15-16 Liederkranz Competition - Art Song Division. The Liederkranz Foundation
6 East 87th Street
New York, NY 10128

Phone: (212) 534-0880
Fax: (212) 828-5372

January 17 Liederkranz Competition - Finals.

James will offer six pieces in the finals:

I am again alone - Rachmaninoff
Ständchen - Schubert
Phidylé - Fauré
Oh Captain My Captain - Weill
Zeuignung - Strauss
Non t'amo píu - Tosti

7:30 pm

The Liederkranz Foundation
6 East 87th Street
New York, NY 10128

Phone: (212) 534-0880
Fax: (212) 828-5372

February 28 Lincoln and His Time

Featuring Music by Rorem, Berg, Heggie, Dello Joio, Weill, Hoiby, Dougherty, and Ives.

3:00 pm

Lincoln Center Library
111 Amsterdam Avenue,
New York, NY.

March 8 Schwabacher Recital Series

Solo Recital.
Pianist: Mark Morash.

The program includes:

Winter Words - Britten
Italian Songs - Tosti
Songs of Op.26 - Rachmaninoff
Sings Harry - Lilburn
Lieder - Schubert

5:00 pm

Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Temple Emanu-El
2 Lake Street (at Arguello)
San Francisco, CA
April 20-25 The Licia Albanese Competition Columbus House
8 East 69th Street,
New York, NY
May 9 Songs of Henri Duparc

James joins pianist Gordon Schermer and other singers in a recital of art song. He will perform:

L'invitation au Voyage
Le Manoir de Rosemonde
Chanson Triste
La Vie Anterieure

4:00 pm

Greenfield Hall
Manhattan School of Music 
122 Claremont Ave, New York.
May 17 The Coffee Cantata - J.S. Bach

Role: Narrator
Schlendrian: Aaron Theno
Lieschen: Elizabeth Kennedy
Flute: Elizabeth Janzen
Piano: Nobuko Amemiya

Twelve Quite Heavenly Songs - PDQ Bach

Tenor: James Benjamin Rodgers
Soprano: Beth Kennedy
Baritone: Aaron Theno
Piano/Synthesizer: Nobuko Amemiya

2:30 pm
May 19-22 The Giulio Gari Foundation
International Vocal Competition
Christ and St. Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th Street
New York City.
June 4 Victoria University Alumni Reception

James performs a selection of operatic arias with pianist Kenneth Merrill for the New York Alumni of his New Zealand university. The keynote speaker is Sarah Billinghurst, Assistant Artistic Manager of the Metropolitan Opera.

This event is by invitation only and will be held in New York City.
August 4 Mahagonny Songspiel - Kurt Weill

Role: Billy
Conductor: James Conlon

Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
September 1
Rehearsals Begin
Die Zauberflöte - Mozart

Role: Tamino

Conductor: Tom Woods
Director: Linda Kitchen
Set/Costume: Robin Rawstorne
Lighting Designer: Rob Peters

Pamina: Rebecca Ryan
Papageno: Jared Holt
Papagena: Anna Argyle
Queen of Night: Emma Pearson
Sarastro: Grant Dickson
Monostatos: Bonaventura Allen-Moetaua

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Performance Dates:
September 29, October 1, 3, 6, 8, 10.

Southern Opera

The Isaac Theatre Royal
145 Gloucester Street
New Zealand.

September 12 Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass) - Haydn

Soprano: Rebecca Ryan
Alto: Claire Barton
Tenor: James Benjamin Rodgers
Baritone: Jared Holt
Conductor: Simon Over

8:00 pm

The City of Dunedin Choir & Southern Sinfonia

Dunedin Town Hall
New Zealand

November 13 Jefferson and Poe - Damon Ferrante

Role: Burges Wright

Steeplechase Arts


November 19 Invisible Cities - Christopher Cerrone
Role: Marco Polo

Yale University
New Haven, CT
December 5 Christmas Music - Nick Reeves 7:30 pm

St. John the Theologian Orthodox Church
Shirley, NY