Don’t send in the clowns Don’t send in the clowns

La Cieca sadly notes that LoftOpera has postponed their production of Pagliaccci (scheduled to open September 15) until a later date to be announced.

on August 19, 2017 at 1:19 AM
For a few dolors more For a few dolors more

LoftOpera’s accurately but unpromisingly named Pergolesi & Vivaldi stumbled rather than soared.

on June 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Blood will be flung Blood will be flung

For those of you who missed the live webcast of Rossini’s Otello last weekend (and for those of you who want to see it again.)

on March 22, 2017 at 3:42 PM
Tragedy in song Tragedy in song

LoftOpera’s Saturday night performance of Rossini’s Otello successfully appealed to the essential kinetic energy of the operatic art form.

on March 20, 2017 at 11:09 AM
Broadcast: Otello Broadcast: Otello

Tonight at 8:00 PM ET, The New School telecasts LoftOpera’s production of Rossini’s Otello, live from Bushwick!

on March 18, 2017 at 4:58 PM
Daggers are a thane’s best friend Daggers are a thane’s best friend

How often do you hear Macbeth with four really good singers in its four big roles?

on December 10, 2016 at 8:30 AM
The young and the restless The young and the restless

“We want to figure out how to create a nationwide change in how people think opera can be done. \“

on December 07, 2016 at 9:21 AM
Guilt and pleasure Guilt and pleasure

Ambivalent is how I feel about Cosí fan tutte.

on September 17, 2016 at 2:51 PM
Loft horizon Loft horizon

La Cieca has been informed LoftOpera is relocating its next production, Così fan tutte—opening on September 16, with performances until September 25to 101 Varick Avenue, a massive warehouse space in East Williamsburg.

on September 12, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Nuns, but the lonely heart… Nuns, but the lonely heart…

La Cieca though you might be amused, or at least bemused, by a few published reactions to LoftOpera.

on June 05, 2016 at 9:09 PM
Think pink Think pink

LoftOpera offered an unusually satisfying, immensely entertaining production of Rossini’s scintillating portrait of an inveterate seducer.

on June 03, 2016 at 3:40 PM
Tears of blood Tears of blood

After two previous productions of Tosca in New York City this season (the Met’s revival of the controversial Luc Bondy version and NYCO Renaissance’s depressingly retrograde take), New Yorkers finally got a pleasing, if rough-edged, performance of the Puccini classic from LoftOpera.

on March 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM
On boroughed time On boroughed time

“By the end of next year… the axis of opera in New York may just possibly have shifted from Lincoln Center to a loft in Gowanus.”

on December 17, 2015 at 12:45 PM
To harness song to human tragedy To harness song to human tragedy

LoftOpera gives performances of exceptional musical and theatrical polish in offbeat corners of Brooklyn.

on December 06, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Man of steel Man of steel

“This throwback to the golden age of opera—superhuman singing greeted with frenzied ovations—was a function of a perfect storm of excitement.”

on September 30, 2015 at 2:38 PM
Bushwick leagues Bushwick leagues

LoftOpera is just one, though perhaps the liveliest, of many homegrown opera troupes in Brooklyn.

on September 27, 2015 at 1:45 PM
Summer nights Summer nights

“Those kids in Bushwick have this opera thing figured out.”

on September 02, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Summer of love Summer of love

In just two years, Brooklyn’s LoftOpera has rapidly established itself as a bracing, essential addition to New York City’s musical life.

on August 29, 2015 at 10:42 AM
Sometimes just pretzels and beer Sometimes just pretzels and beer

Our Own JJ crunches the numbers at the Met and LoftOpera in the New York Observer.

on April 08, 2015 at 9:30 AM
Pretty poison Pretty poison

It could get loud. It often does, especially when the soprano is mere inches from your ears, pleading with the duke for the life of the poor boy (parentage unknown) who insulted her notorious dynasty.

on April 05, 2015 at 8:51 AM
Stella for star! Stella for star!

Tonight, Joyce DiDonato will perform the music from her new album Stella di Napoli at the Gowanus Ballroom.

on October 03, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Stella di Gowanus Stella di Gowanus

Joyce DiDonato will launch her new “Stella di Napoli” CD with a intime performance in partership with LoftOpera at the Gowanus Ballroom in Brooklyn.

on September 09, 2014 at 3:11 PM
Writers’ block Writers’ block

The last place you’d expect to find opera at all, let alone good, exciting opera, is in still-scrappy Bushwick, Brooklyn.

on February 25, 2014 at 5:36 PM