Darynn Zimmer, a soprano and former Sag Harbor resident who sang with the Choral Society of the Hamptons, will perform in two English-language operatic miniatures this weekend at the Poet’s Den and Gallery in East Harlem. Ms. Zimmer will play Mrs. Clancy in Lee Hoiby’s “The Italian Lesson,” based on the Ruth Draper monologue, and Estelle in Hugo Weisgall’s “The Stronger,” based on the Strindberg play. Neither work has been performed in New York City for more than 20 years.
Ms. Zimmer has sung leading contemporary operatic roles in world premieres of works by Philip Glass, Anthony Davis, Daron Hagen, and Greg Pliska with the Spoleto Festivals in Italy and the United States, the American Music Theater Festival in Philadelphia, on Albany Records, and with the Pennsylvania Opera Theater. Performances will take place tomorrow at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $30 and are available from eastharlempresents.org.