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March 18th "A Baroque Evening"

Arias and duets by Monteverdi, Ferrari, Vivaldi, Rameay, Bach and Handel.

James will sing two of Lurcanio's arias from Ariodante by Handel.

Musical Director: Wei-En Hsu
Stage Director: Isabel Milenski
Lighting Designer: Tracy Lynn Wertheimer

Sarah Moulton Faux
Sharon Cheng
Kirsten Sollek
Nicholas Tamagna
James Benjamin Rodgers
Ricardo Rivera

The PONY Chamber Ensemble

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8:00 pm

Atlantic Stage 2
330 West 16th Street
New York City
March 19th Cancelled.

It is hoped that this production will be re-scheduled for October of 2011.

Rehearsals begin for La Traviata by Verdi.

James sings the role of Gastone.

Toledo Opera
April 1st Cancelled.

La Traviata by Verdi (Concert Performance)

Thomas Conlin: Conductor

8:00 pm

Toledo Opera

The Valentine Theatre
410 Adams Street
Toledo, OH 43601
April 8th Dichterliebe by Robert Schumann

James performs this master work with pianist Jillian Zack.


4:00 pm

Paul Recital Hall

The Juilliard School
Lincoln Centre
New York

May 13th & 14th Invisible Cities by Christopher Cerrone.

James sings Marco Polo.

This is the world premier of the opera which James has work-shopped with Chris a few times over the last few years.

Conductor: Ted Hearne
Director: Louisa Proske

Kublai Khan: Joshua Copeland
Marco Polo: James Benjamin Rodgers
Armilla: Mellissa Hughes
Isidora: Rachel Calloway

The Ekmeles Chamber Choir
Directed by Jeff Gavett

The Red Light Ensemble

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8:00 pm

Il Teatro
The Italian Academy

1161 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

May 30th - June 20th Opera on the Avalon.

James sings the role of Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell.

Director: Tim Albery
Conductor: Kevin Mallon

June 24th - July 17th Jekyll and Hyde

Music by Frank Wildhorn; book by Leslie Bricusse.

James takes the immensely challenging role of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde in this fantastic musical.

Performance details and ticketing will be updated soon.

The Mac-Haydn Theater
Chatham, NY
July 18th - August 22nd Opera As Theatre program at The Banff Centre.

James will sing the role of Kristian in Lillian Alling, a new opera by Canada’s foremost opera-creation team. Co-commissioned by Vancouver Opera and The Banff Centre.
Composer: John Estacio
Librettist: John Murrell

The Banff Centre
October 1st Rehearsals begin for La Traviata by Verdi.

James sings the role of Gastone.

Toledo Opera
October 14th & 16th La Traviata by Verdi.


8:00 pm

Toledo Opera

The Valentine Theatre
410 Adams Street
Toledo, OH 43601.
October 22nd Joy in Singing Presents:

The Songs of Franz Liszt

James Rodgers: Tenor
Martha Guth: Soprano
Rachel Calloway: Mezzo-Soprano
Liza Stepanova: Pianist

3:00 pm

Bruno Walter Auditorium
Lincoln Center
111 Amsterdam Avenue,
New York, NY.
October 29th Semi-Finals

Mary Trueman Art Song Vocal Competition Hosted by the Art Song Preservation SocietyAt the semi-final audition, singers will present a song of their choice. From there, singers will be asked to sing one or two more selections at the discretion of the judge.

There have been 30 semi-finalists accepted into this round. Only 10 singers will advance to the final.

The Singer's Forum
49 West 24th Street
New York, NY.
December 17th Ghostlights and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn Present: Bach Cantata 140
Haydn No. 45 "Farewell"
Poulenc "Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel"

Joanna Curtis (Soprano)
Craig Phillips (Baritone)
James Benjamin Rodgers (Tenor)

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8:00 pm

St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church
157 Montague St.
Brooklyn, NY