Michael Capasso News

New York City Opera to Open Season with ALEKO & PAGLIACCI Double BillNew York City Opera to Open Season with ALEKO & PAGLIACCI Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

New York City Opera is at the forefront of New York's cultural season with Opening Night on Thursday, September 8, 2016 featuring two compelling ensemble casts in a new production double bill directed by Lev Pugliese with conductor James Meena leading the New York City Opera Orchestra. (more...)

New York City Opera to Present FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 6/22-26New York City Opera to Present FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 6/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

New York City Opera concludes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas by Daniel Cata?n. Performances are June 22, 23, 25, and 26 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. New York City Opera inaugurates O?pera en Espan?ol, a landmark initiative of productions of opera in the Spanish language, Baroque to the contemporary, from Spain and Latin America, as well as zarzuela. O?pera en Espan?ol introduces the opera-loving public to a neglected but significant repertoire and aims to expand City Opera's reach to new and Spanish-speaking audiences. (more...)

New York City Opera Will Include Hal Prince's CANDIDE and ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2016-17 SeasonNew York City Opera Will Include Hal Prince's CANDIDE and ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

New York City Opera General Director Michael Capasso today announced the 2016-17 season of City Opera, a full season of new productions, concerts, and presentations for the "people's opera." New York City Opera will offer five operas (including a double bill) at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater; two chamber operas, including a Spanish baroque work at Harlem Stage as part of its O?pera en Espan?ol series, and New York City Opera Concerts at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. New York City Opera Orchestra will be featured in every opera and concert. (more...)

Long Beach Opera's Andreas Mitisek to Direct HOPPER'S WIFE in NYCLong Beach Opera's Andreas Mitisek to Direct HOPPER'S WIFE in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Having earned accolades for his work at Long Beach Opera (LBO) and Chicago Opera Theater (COT), Andreas Mitisek has been chosen to direct New York City Opera's (NYCO) production of Hopper's Wife. The opera is by composer Stewart Wallace with a libretto by Michael Korie. The new staging will mark the East Coast premiere of the opera and will be Mitisek's New York City directorial debut. Performances will take place on April 28, 29, 30 and May 1, 2016 at Harlem Stage (150 Convent Ave, New York, NY). (more...)

New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE This SpringNew York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

New York City Opera presents the New York premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE by composer Stewart Wallace, set to a libretto by Michael Korie. (more...)

Court Approves Purchase of Bankrupt New York City Opera By NYC Opera RenaissanceCourt Approves Purchase of Bankrupt New York City Opera By NYC Opera Renaissance
by Michael Dale - Jan 12, 2016

Performances under the New York City Opera name could begin with next week's TOSCA at the Rose Theater. (more...)

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by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

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Creditors Back New York City Opera's Plan for RevivalCreditors Back New York City Opera's Plan for Revival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

NYCO Renaissance, under the leadership of Roy G. Niederhoffer and Michael Capasso, was joined by the official committee of unsecured creditors for the New York City Opera case. They filed as a '“a monumental step forward” and “in the best interests of the debtor's estate and creditors.”  A plan will be submitted in the near future.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sold-Out NYCO Renaissance Gala Celebrates Effort to Return THE PEOPLE'S OPERA to New YorkPhoto Coverage: Sold-Out NYCO Renaissance Gala Celebrates Effort to Return THE PEOPLE'S OPERA to New York
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 10, 2015

The voice of the people sang and spoke out last night in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, Appel Room and Ertegun Atrium. Many of the world's finest musicians, and many of the finest citizens of NYC assembled to celebrate an effort to return 'The People's Opera' to New York. They did so in a Gala Concert and Dinner to honor the life of the late Maestro Julius Rudel, who was the Opera's General Director and Principal Conductor from 1957 to 1979. (more...)

NYCO Renaissance Hosts Gala in Honor of Julius Rudel TonightNYCO Renaissance Hosts Gala in Honor of Julius Rudel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

New York City Opera Renaissance will host a Gala Concert and Dinner to celebrate the life of the late Maestro Julius Rudel and his invaluable contribution to the New York City Opera as General Director and Principal Conductor from 1957 to 1979. Maestro Rudel passed away on June 26, 2014 at age 93. The Gala Concert will take place at the Rose Theater in the Time Warner Center, Broadway & 60th Street, New York, NY, this evening, March 9, 2015, at 7 pm. (more...)

BWW Previews:  A New Beginning For NEW YORK CITY OPERA at Rose Theater, Lincoln CenterBWW Previews: A New Beginning For NEW YORK CITY OPERA at Rose Theater, Lincoln Center
by Peter Danish - Mar 6, 2015

New York City Opera was one of the great artistic treasures of New York. It was famously dubbed 'The People's Opera' by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia at its founding in 1943 and throughout its nearly 70 year history, the NYCO helped launch the careers of many of the world's greatest opera stars including Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Placido Domingo, Maralin Niska, Carol Vaness, Jose Carreras, Shirley Verrett, Tatiana Troyanos, Jerry Hadley, Catherine Malfitano, Samuel Ramey. Sills later famously served as the company's director and chief ambassador for the art form from 1979-1989. It also sought to produce an innovative choice of repertory, and provide a home for American singers and composers. (more...)

NYCO Renaissance to Host Gala in Honor of Julius Rudel, 3/9NYCO Renaissance to Host Gala in Honor of Julius Rudel, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

New York City Opera Renaissance will host a Gala Concert and Dinner to celebrate the life of the late Maestro Julius Rudel and his invaluable contribution to the New York City Opera as General Director and Principal Conductor from 1957 to 1979. Maestro Rudel passed away on June 26, 2014 at age 93. The Gala Concert will take place at the Rose Theater in the Time Warner Center, Broadway & 60th Street, New York, NY, on Monday evening, March 9, 2015, at 7 pm. (more...)

New York City Opera to Sell Name, Thrift Shop?New York City Opera to Sell Name, Thrift Shop?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The New York Times writes that the bankrupt New York City Opera is in talks to sell its company name and thrift store on East 23rd Street to a group led by Michael Capasso (who founded and directs Dicapo Opera Theater), who has plans to revive the defunct opera. (more...)

Jay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 SeasonJay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Long Island's leading showplace, today announced its 2014-15 season, featuring some of the most celebrated stars of comedy, music, and dance. (more...)

Jay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 SeasonJay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Long Island's leading showplace, today announced its 2014-15 season, featuring some of the most celebrated stars of comedy, music, and dance. (more...)

MOST HAPPY FELLA Returns to Dicapo Opera Theatre TonightMOST HAPPY FELLA Returns to Dicapo Opera Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

Dicapo Opera Theatre, whose recent production of Frank Loesser's Most Happy Fella garnered enormous critical success and sold-out performances, will bring back the musical this June for a limited run of four weeks. Opening night takes place this evening, June 14th, 8 p.m. with a special guest appearance by comedian Mo Rocca as one of the 'chefs' performing the musical's popular 'Abbondanza' song. (more...)

Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Moderne Premiere MARRYING MOZART, Now thru 12/16Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Moderne Premiere MARRYING MOZART, Now thru 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Moderne will present the world premiere of Marrying Mozart with four performances beginning tonight, December 13, 2012. Subsequent presentations take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 14, 15 & 16, 2012. Today performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and the final performance on Sunday at 4 p.m. (more...)

Dicapo Opera Theatre Opens MARRYING MOZART TomorrowDicapo Opera Theatre Opens MARRYING MOZART Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Moderne will present the world premiere of Marrying Mozart with four performances beginning Thursday, December 13, 2012. Subsequent presentations take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 14, 15 & 16, 2012. Thursday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and the final performance on Sunday at 4 p.m. (more...)

Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Moderne Premiere MARRYING MOZART, 12/13-16Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Moderne Premiere MARRYING MOZART, 12/13-16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Moderne will present the world premiere of Marrying Mozart with four performances beginning Thursday, December 13, 2012. Subsequent presentations take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 14, 15 & 16, 2012. Thursday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and the final performance on Sunday at 4 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mo Rocca Visits Dicapo Opera TheatrePhoto Flash: Mo Rocca Visits Dicapo Opera Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

The Most Happy Fella returns to Dicapo Opera Theatre from June 14th to July 8th, 2012. Mo Rocca joined the June 14th opening night cast will play a singing chef. (more...)

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