BWW Interview: Composer Iain Bell and Librettist Mark Campbell - A Match Made at STONEWALL (and City Opera)BWW Interview: Composer Iain Bell and Librettist Mark Campbell - A Match Made at STONEWALL (and City Opera)
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 26, 2019

Was the pairing of Iain Bell and Mark Campbell--respectively, composer and librettist of New York City Opera's (NYCO) world premiere STONEWALL--'love at first sight”? I asked them. We were at the workshop in New York earlier this month that allowed them and director Leonard Foglia to cross the t's and dot the i's (and hear their new work performed). (more...)

BWW Previews: APRILE MILLO: A DIVA COMES HOME at Zankel Hall of Carnegie HallBWW Previews: APRILE MILLO: A DIVA COMES HOME at Zankel Hall of Carnegie Hall
by Peter Danish - Jan 23, 2019

BWW Previews: APRILE MILLO: A DIVA COMES HOME at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall (more...)

VIDEO: NY City Opera To Present Soprano Aprile Millo In ConcertVIDEO: NY City Opera To Present Soprano Aprile Millo In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

New York City Opera (under the direction of Michael Capasso, General Director) will present, in a rare New York appearance, beloved soprano Aprile Millo in concert Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30pm at Zankel Hall (881 Seventh Avenue, at 56th Street).  (more...)

NY City Opera To Present Soprano Aprile Millo In ConcertNY City Opera To Present Soprano Aprile Millo In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

New York City Opera (under the direction of Michael Capasso, General Director) will present, in a rare New York appearance, beloved soprano Aprile Millo in concert Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30pm at Zankel Hall (881 Seventh Avenue, at 56th Street).  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

New York City Opera's 75th-anniversary season opens October 22 at (le) Poisson Rouge with a new production of Astor Piazzolla's María de Buenos Aires. Directed by Tomer Zvulun, the production is based on an original concept created as part of The Atlanta Opera Discoveries Series and is presented in cooperation with the Atlanta Opera. Soprano Catalina Cuervo, the world's foremost interpreter of the title role, headlines the all-South American cast under the musical direction of conductor Jorge Parodi. (more...)

New York City Opera Announces Additional Productions For Its 2018-2019 SeasonNew York City Opera Announces Additional Productions For Its 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

The New York City Opera, under the leadership of General Director Michael Capasso, announces three new productions in addition to its previously announced June 2019 premiere of Iain Bell and Mark Campbell's opera, STONEWALL. City Opera's 2018-19 season will open Monday, October 22 at (le) Poisson Rouge with a production of Astor Piazzolla's “tango operita” MARIA de BUENOS AIRES. The fourth installment in the company's popular Ópera en Espańol series, this co-production with Atlanta Opera features soprano Catalina Cuervo, the world's foremost interpreter of the title role. The intimate production, conducted by Jorge Parodi and directed by Atlanta Opera General director Tomer Zvulun, has been praised by Opera News for its “undeniable authenticity.” (more...)

Photo Flash: New York City Opera Presents BROKEBACK MOUNTAINPhoto Flash: New York City Opera Presents BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Following the success of last season's production of Peter Eotvos's Angels in America, New York City Opera presents Charles Wuorinen's Brokeback Mountain as the second installment in its annual LGBT Pride Series. Annie Proulx, author of the original short story that also inspired the 2005 blockbuster film, created the opera's libretto. Jacopo Spirei directs the production which premiered in 2016 at Salzburger Landestheater. Conductor Kazem Abdullah leads the New York City Opera Orchestra. The production marks the American premiere of the opera which was commissioned by City Opera in 2008. Four performances of Brokeback Mountain will be presented at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 31 and June 4 at 7:30 p.m., June 2 at 2:00 p.m., and June 3 at 4:00 p.m. (more...)

New York City Opera Presents BROKEBACK MOUNTAINNew York City Opera Presents BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Following the success of last season's production of Péter Eötvös's Angels in America, New York City Opera presents Charles Wuorinen's Brokeback Mountain as the second installment in its annual LGBT Pride Series. Annie Proulx, author of the original short story that also inspired the 2005 blockbuster film, created the opera's libretto. (more...)

BWW Review: City Opera's AMORE DEI TRE RE Gets the Kiss of DeathBWW Review: City Opera's AMORE DEI TRE RE Gets the Kiss of Death
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 16, 2018

Italo Montemezzi's L'AMORE DEI TRE RE, which played four performances at City Opera's Rose Theate this weekend, was greeted as a masterpiece when it premiered at La Scala in 1913 proved popular for years at the Met. Today, I'm not sure that even Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann as the lovers could keep it afloat. (more...)

New York City Opera Presents a film noir L'AMORE DEI TRE RENew York City Opera Presents a film noir L'AMORE DEI TRE RE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

New York City Opera presents a new production of Italo Montemezzi's masterpiece L'amore dei tre re (The Love of the Three Kings) directed by Michael Capasso with Pacien Mazzagatti leading the New York City Opera Orchestra. The production marks the first time Montemezzi's opera will be heard in New York City in nearly a decade. Four performances of L'amore dei tre re will be presented at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., April 14 at 2:00 p.m., and April 15 a 4:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: PIGMALIONE/PIGMALION at City Opera Not Lover-ly EnoughBWW Review: PIGMALIONE/PIGMALION at City Opera Not Lover-ly Enough
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 27, 2018

There's no 'Enry 'Iggins or 'Liza Doolittle in Donizetti's IL PIGMALIONE or Rameau's PIGMALION--we'll have to wait for Lincoln Center Theatre's MY FAIR LADY revival (based on Shaw's PYGMALION) next month for that. But this pair of oddities, produced by New York City Opera last weekend at the Gerald Lynch Theatre, gave us the chance to see how the legend of the man who fell in love with a statue and brought it to life was handled by a pair of major composers--if not proving their neglect has been unwarranted. (more...)

New York City Opera Presents IL PIGMALIONE By Donizetti And PIGMALION By RameauNew York City Opera Presents IL PIGMALIONE By Donizetti And PIGMALION By Rameau
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

New York City Opera continues its 2017-18 Chamber Opera Series with a unique double bill of Donizetti's Il Pigmalione and Rameau's Pigmalion, the first time these one-act gems will be presented on the same program. The production also marks the New York premiere of Donizetti's first opera. This double bill will be directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, with Gil Rose conducting the New York City Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Two performances of Il Pigmalione/Pigmalion will be presented at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater on Saturday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 25 at 4:00 p.m. (more...)

New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of World's First Mariachi Opera CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNANew York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of World's First Mariachi Opera CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Following the success of its fall productions of Puccini's beloved La Fanciulla del West and the New York premiere of Tobias Picker's Dolores Claiborne, New York City Opera continues the 2017/2018 season in January 2018 with the New York premiere of Jos 'Pepe' Mart nez and Leonard Foglia's Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, the world's first mariachi opera. (more...)

Opera Holland Park's ISABEAU To Be Co-Produced With New York City OperaOpera Holland Park's ISABEAU To Be Co-Produced With New York City Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Mascagni's Isabeau, set to open at Investec Opera Holland Park (OHP) on 14 July 2018, will be a co-production with New York City Opera (NYCO). Performances in New York will take place in spring 2019, on dates to be announced. (more...)

New York City Opera Presents ANNA CATERINA ANTONACCI In ConcertNew York City Opera Presents ANNA CATERINA ANTONACCI In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

New York City Opera will present the celebrated Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci in her highly anticipated return to New York on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. Due to popular demand, City Opera has added a second performance the following night, Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Antonacci will perform a program tailored for City Opera featuring works by Debussy, Nadia Boulanger, Respighi, Britten, and Poulenc with her longtime collaborator pianist Donald Sulzen. The concerts will be Ms. Antonacci's first appearance in the U.S. in nearly three seasons. (more...)

New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of World's First Mariachi Opera CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNANew York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of World's First Mariachi Opera CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Following the success of its fall productions of Puccini's beloved La Fanciulla del West and the New York premiere of Tobias Picker's Dolores Claiborne, New York City Opera continues the 2017/2018 season in January 2018 with the New York premiere of Jos 'Pepe' Mart nez and Leonard Foglia's Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, the world's first mariachi opera. (more...)

New York City Opera to Present Dominick Argento's 90th Birthday ConcertNew York City Opera to Present Dominick Argento's 90th Birthday Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

New York City Opera will honor the 90th birthday of Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Dominick Argento with a concert featuring two of his one-act operas on November 9, 2017 at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. Soprano Heather Buck will perform Miss Havisham's Wedding Night and baritone Aaron Engebreth will sing A Water Bird Talk with Gil Rose conducting the New York City Opera Orchestra. (more...)

BWW Review: City Opera's Chamber Version of DOLORES CLAIBORNE Proves Fitzgerald Was WrongBWW Review: City Opera's Chamber Version of DOLORES CLAIBORNE Proves Fitzgerald Was Wrong
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 27, 2017

There are no second acts in American lives, wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald in 'The Last Tycoon.' New York City Opera proves him wrong, with its new chamber version of the Tobias Picker-JD McClatchy 2013 opus DOLORES CLAIBORNE. Based on a novel by Stephen King perhaps better known from the film starring Kathy Bates this terse retelling of murder and misery among the rich and poor is never less than interesting and sometimes compelling in Michael Capasso's quickly moving production. (more...)

New York City Opera to Present Dominick Argento's 90th Birthday ConcertNew York City Opera to Present Dominick Argento's 90th Birthday Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

New York City Opera will honor the 90th birthday of Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Dominick Argento with a concert featuring two of his one-act operas on November 9, 2017 at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. Soprano Heather Buck will perform Miss Havisham's Wedding Night and baritone Aaron Engebreth will sing A Water Bird Talk with Gil Rose conducting the New York City Opera Orchestra. (more...)

New York City Opera presents DOLORES CLAIBORNE This MonthNew York City Opera presents DOLORES CLAIBORNE This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

New York City Opera opened New York's cultural season with a new production of Puccini's beloved La fanciulla del West, which WQXR called one of the resurrected City Opera's strongest productions yet. This October City Opera follows the success of La fanciulla del West with the world premiere of a new chamber adaptation of Tobias Picker's 2013 opera Dolores Claiborne, based on the novel by Stephen King. The adaptation has been prepared for City Opera by Picker, who is also City Opera's Composer-in-Residence. (more...)

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