The cat didn’t come back The cat didn’t come back

“Along with every other music journalist in New York, I was blindsided by this news. If ever there was a company that appeared the picture of fiscal and artistic good health, it was Gotham.”

on October 07, 2015 at 11:09 AM
Fine dell’opera Fine dell’opera

Gotham Chamber Opera is ceasing operations and will be closing.

on October 01, 2015 at 5:00 PM
It’s complicated It’s complicated

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is a problematic opera—or, rather, it is an opera that has, in the last century or so, become problematic.

on December 10, 2014 at 1:04 PM
Puss perfect Puss perfect

Xavier Montsalvatge is best known in these parts for the songs of his “Antilles” period in the 1940s, the exquisite “Cinco Canciones Negras” and so on, making use of rhythms and melodies with a Caribbean flavor.

on December 08, 2014 at 7:34 PM
Martinu, very dry Martinu, very dry

Gotham Chamber Opera, which began to operate twelve years ago with a double bill of Bohuslav Martinu’s quirky little pieces, opened its 2014-15 season with two more, Alexandre bis (Alexander, twice) and Comedy on the Bridge.

on October 16, 2014 at 2:44 PM
Daily double Daily double

Here’s a quick last-minute quiz for you Martinu fans out there: answer the question after the jump and win two tickets to Gotham Chamber Opera’s double bill program of Alexandre bis and Comedy on the Bridge this week.

on October 15, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Raven review Raven review

The NY Phil Biennial, a new music festival that is dedicated to new music, kicked off its first season at a drowsy time on the performing arts calendar, the week after Memorial Day.

on June 03, 2014 at 7:36 PM
West side, east side West side, east side

Recently, opera showed up at both Mets, the Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

on March 07, 2014 at 7:58 PM
Orpheus goes downtown Orpheus goes downtown

Marc-Antoine Charpentier came along at the wrong time for a composer of French opera.

on January 02, 2014 at 2:20 PM
Desk set Desk set

“Two Boys demonstrates that Mr. Muhly is capable of very great things indeed, offering extended glimpses of the kind of masterpiece he just missed writing here, and, more happily, of the kind of masterpiece I feel confident he will write in the future.”

on October 29, 2013 at 6:06 PM
Breaking Baden Breaking Baden

Baden-Baden 1927 is the title Gotham Chamber Opera has given to its evening of four brief operas that premiered together at a festival in, yes, Baden-Baden on July 17, 1927.

on October 26, 2013 at 1:34 PM
Magrets de canard Magrets de canard

For our weekly meander through mendacity, we turn to no less than Gotham Chamber Opera’s own Neal Goren, who writes, “People repeat as fact that women ruin their voices, or at least sacrifice their high notes, by singing in chest voice. So untrue!”

on June 21, 2013 at 9:55 AM
Fleur du mal Fleur du mal

Nathaniel Hawthorne, the repentant Puritan—that is, he repented that his family had once been Puritans—describes the voice of Rappaccini’s Daughter, Beatrice, as “rich as a tropical sunset, … which made Giovanni, though he knew not why, think of deep hues of purple or crimson and of perfumes heavily delectable.”

on June 18, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Different from the others Different from the others

Those of you who so readily groan, “Oh, dear god, no, not another Carmen! Give it a bleeding rest!” (and you know who you are) may lose that long face, temporarily at least, when you hear the exotic repertoire promised by Gotham Chamber Opera next season.

on April 30, 2013 at 6:56 PM
Emperor of the perverse Emperor of the perverse

Short as Roman emperor Eliogabalo’s reign was, the world sighed in relief when it was over.

on March 18, 2013 at 11:36 PM
The Roman stain The Roman stain

Gotham Chamber Opera stumbled so badly Friday night with Francesco Cavalli’s 1668 Eliogabalo at The Box, it was hard to know whether to feel sad or angry—or both.

on March 17, 2013 at 1:22 PM
Box office Box office

Although married five times including to the heretofore off-limits Vestal Virgin, he patronized hundreds of prostitutes while also showering political favors on his male lovers.

on March 08, 2013 at 12:15 AM
Rose to the occasion Rose to the occasion

Count on Gotham Chamber Opera to spice up the spring season.

on November 20, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Room for improvement Room for improvement

It’s hard to think of a rare work by a great composer more tailor-made for a twenty-first century reexamination than Mozart’s Il Sogno di Scipione.

on April 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Teen dream Teen dream

Some days you can feel like a hero just getting out of bed in the morning.

on April 13, 2012 at 1:00 AM

It will come to no surprise to the parterriani (though perhaps something of a relief to Peter Gelb) that the most coveted ticket of the fall season in New York is Anna Bolena, the Donizetti premiere at the Met featuring Anna Netrebko‘s lovely head.  Complete results of the more than 1,100 votes cast in the…

on September 15, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Enterprising Manhattan troupe Gotham Chamber Opera will announce tonight their participation in the commission of a new American opera, Dark Sisters, composed by Nico Muhly with libretto by Stephen Karam, conducted by Neal Goren, and directed by Rebecca Taichman. 

on October 28, 2010 at 12:40 PM