Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten


Albert HerringAlbert Herring Cover Art


Albert HerringAlbert Herring - Merola 2008


Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim


Britten SerenadeSerenade Cover Art


Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten


Young Frankenstein


Albert HerringKurt Weill


Golden Gate BridgeGolden Gate Bridge


Exiled Album ArtExiled Album Artwork


Anthony RitchieComposer Anthony Ritchie


KendallKendall meets with Hongi


Robert SchumannRobert Schumann


Douglas LilburnComposer Douglas Lilburn


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


April 25th -
May 4th
Indianapolis OperaAlbert Herring
by Benjamin Britten


Due to financial circumstances, Indianapolis Opera has decided to cancel this production. James is highly dissapointed not to have the opportunity to perform the title role in what promissed to be an exciting production. However, he respects the fact that this may have been the best course of action for Indianapolis Opera as they look forward and commends them for making a tough call now rather than leading the organization into further financial difficulty. James is unable to comment at this time as to the future of this production or his future involvement with Indianapolis Opera.

Indianapolis Opera

Creative Team:
Conductor - James Caraher
Director - Joachim Schamberger
Lighting Designer - Betsy Cooprider-Bernstein
Chorus Master - John Schmid

Albert Herring - James Benjamin Rodgers
Mrs. Herring - Susan Nicely
Lady Billows - Elizabeth Byrne
Florence Pike - Alissa Anderson
Miss Wordsworth - Rachel Sparrow
Mr. Gedge - Adam Piper
Superintendent Budd - TBA
Mayor Upfold - Joseph Diehl
Sid - Michael Krzankowski
Nancy - Meaghan Sands
Emmie - TBA
Cis - TBA
Harry - TBA

James Caraher
James Caraher

Further Information

(27th and 4th 2:00pm)

Basille Opera Center
4011 N Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46205
May 11th - 22nd

Performances run until June 1st

Putting it Together
a musical review by Stephen Sondheim

The Mac-Haydn Theatre

James returns to the directors chair for the openning show in the Mac-Haydn 2014 season. This remarkable collection of Sondheim's music delivers some of the highlights of his career and was compiled by Sondheim himself.

Marking his directing debut at the Mac-Haydn, James is very excited to take the reigns for this production.

Further Information

1925 Route 203
NY 12037

See company site for performance times.

June 14th Serenade for Tenor Horn and Strings
by Benjamin Britten

New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra
with the Lustig Dance Theatre

James returns to this atmospheric and emotional masterwork. Set to dance by the Lustig Dance Theatre this promises to be an enthralling evening and is part of the first season of the New Brunswick Festival of Arts & Music.

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New Brunswick

July 3rd -
August 3rd
Young Frankenstein
book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks

The Mac-Haydn Theatre

James takes on the title character in this wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend that follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster--with scary and hilarious complications.

Further Information

1925 Route 203
NY 12037

See company site for performance times.

August 30th Exiled Live in San Francisco Exiled:
The Evolution of Kurt Weill

The United States Premiere of a fascinating Musical Journey.

James performs the program which recieved critical acclaim following the New Zealand performances in 2012. The program is centered on the recently released Exiled album, telling the full story of Kurt Weill's journey from Germany to the United States after the Nazis forced him into exile.

“As I started my research for the recording I realized that this program had to be presented live. There were just so many amazing moments and stories from Weill’s career that I couldn’t resist putting it together. After the success of the New Zealand performances and now having released the album, the time felt right to bring the program to the U.S. The first printing of the CD will also go on sale at the concert so it also makes it a kind of release event for the Disc which is exciting."

James Benjamin Rodgers

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Visit the Album website


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129 24th Ave
San Francisco
CA, 94121-1220
United States
September 16th
(Rehearsals Commence)

10, 12, 14, 16 October
This Other Eden
This Other Eden
by Anthony Ritchie

Otago Opera

Arts Festival Dunedin

James Performs the leading tenor role of Thoman Kendall in this new opera by one of New Zealand's leading compositional voices.

Kendall, a missionary in New Zeland during the 1820s, fell foul of the Anglican mission following his involvement in orchestrating the purchaseof a significate number of Muskets by Hongi Hika of Ngapuhi. These muskets became vital to the Ngapuhi cause during the Musket Wars.

The Mayfair Theatre
New Zealand
October 26th Recital: Greytown Arts Festival

James teams up again with Jillian Zack to perform a recital as part of the 2014 Greytown Arts Festival. The program for the recital centers on Schumann's masterful song cycle Dichterliebe, and includes his first performance of Tom Cipullo's Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House, a work he has been wanting to tackle for some time. It promises to be an exciting afternoon of music.

Paolo Tosti Selections
Tom Cipullo: Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House
Henri Duparc: Le Manoir de Rosemonde, Extase, Phidyle

--- Interval ---

Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe
Douglas Lilburn: Sings Harry
Tom Lehrer Selections

Watch video of James and Jillian performing the first song from Dichterliebe

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New Zealand