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American Opera Projects

American Opera Projects Information

Venues: Galapagos Art Space (16 Main Street, Brooklyn); Carnegie Hall (881 Seventh Avenue); Fort Greene Park (Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park, Brooklyn); Hudson Guild Art Gallery (441 West 26th Street); The Old Stone House
(5th Avenue btwn 3rd & 4th Streets, Brooklyn); and various other venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan
Public Transportation: Varies, though most venues are easily accessible by subway and bus
Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally …more…

Beth Morrison Projects

The wildly experimental Beth Morrison Projects is a throwback, in its way, to the grittier, edgier New York City of the 1960s and 70s. Since the Morrison Projects’ founding in September 2005, producer Beth Morrison has sought to provide up-and-coming composers and their multimedia collaborators with a nurturing environment in which to take artistic chances and push opera’s boundaries.

Beth Morrison Projects Information

Public Transportation: Good
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Programs/Performances: Many and …more…

Dicapo Opera Theater

Although a small company, especially by New York City standards, Dicapo Opera Theater puts on solid productions with wonderful emerging artists. Dicapo offers the rare opportunity to see classic operas, as well as some seldom-produced and contemporary works, in an intimatte setting (its space at the St. John Baptise Church on the upper east side has only 204 seats). Dicapo also showcases a number of special concerts and events, including recitals and one-hour versions of operas adapted for kids. ...more...

Gotham Chamber Opera

Since 2001, the feisty little Gothic Chamber Opera has devoted itself to productions of small-scale and rarely heard chamber operas, dating from the Baroque period to the current day. Under Artistic Director Neal Goren, who founded the company as the Henry Street Chamber Opera in 2000, the GCO has staged a number of notable performances during its relatively short lifespan, including such lamentably obscure masterworks as Heinrich Sutermeister’s Die schwarze Spinne and Rossini’s Il signor Bruschino (which the GCO revived for American audiences after the work lay fallow for more than fifty years.) ...more...

Metropolitan Opera

Having recently celebrated its 125th birthday the Metropolitan Opera is one of the world’s most beloved and established opera companies. The Met’s productions feature the world’s most prestigious vocal artists in radiant productions complete with stunning costumes, and scenery. The Met, under the leadership of esteemed musical director James Levine and general manager Peter Gelb, has taken opera into …more…

New York City Opera

Even if it doesn’t carry the prestige of its neighbor the Met, the New York City Opera has been renowned for providing NYC with adventurous and affordable opera seasons and programs. City Opera, in addition to producing traditional operas, presents concerts introducing audience members to popular works within the opera art form and educating audiences on the historical origins of opera. ...more...