New York City Opera will complete its season with “three major premieres” including the world premiere of Sunday Morning by David Hertzberg, the East Coast premiere of Stewart Wallace and Michael Korie’s Hopper’s Wife and the New York City professional premiere of Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas. Here’s the complete press release. Read more »
“The reorganized company’s first several seasons would present productions ‘already judged an artistic success and box-office favorite’ elsewhere, such as Bizet’s Carmen and Streetcar Named Desire.” [Wall Street Journal]
Pyrotechnics abound when Angela Meade stars in Opera Orchestra of New York’s production of Donizetti’s tragic love story, Parisina d’Este, conducted by OONY founder Eve Queler on May 4, 2016 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. OONY last performed this opera in 1974 starring Montserrat Caballé. The remaining cast features a group of young international artists including American tenor Aaron Blake in the role of Ugo, Chinese baritone Yunpeng Wang in the role of Duke Azzo, Serbian bass Sava Vemic in the role of Ernesto, and American Soprano Mia Pafumi in the role of Imelda. Don’t miss this thrilling, rare Donizetti gem.! Remaining tickets are on sale at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office. Read more »
The New York City Opera saga apparently wasn’t quite dramatic enough, so now there’s a new plot twist thrown into the mix. The company (when, as and if) is in line for a bequest from the estate of Baron Pierre DeMenasce, who shuffled off his mortal coil at what was for NYCO a very inconvenient time, smack in the middle of the great fundraising fiasco of fall 2013. Read more »
Thanks to La Cieca’s extensive network of spies, she is able to present for your perusal, cher public, the proposal for the revival of the New York City Opera presented by the higher bidder for the company.
“The board of the bankrupt New York City Opera says it wants to sell its name and other assets to the bidder whose offer is lower than the competing bid.”
Our own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin delves back into those days when there was another opera company in New York, and (what’s more) the opera done there was worth hearing.
At Camille‘s request, here’s some all-American Bellini from our dear Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: a live performance of I puritani from New York City Opera featuring Beverly Sills.
So, cher public, have you heard about this fabulous new plan to revive the New York City Opera under the direction of Michael Capasso?
An auction of the meager remains of the bankrupt New York City Opera’s property musical instruments, some bits of scenery and costumes is scheduled for December 12.
“Opera America, a service organization for opera companies, has expressed interest in purchasing City Opera’s thrift shop…”