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.) Reflecting its increasingly prominent profile in New York, the Gotham now collaborates annually with the Gagosian Gallery, and offers regular performances at venues around New York. The opera also offers school residencies, free rehearsals, and workshops; it bids to make chamber opera vital and accessible to an entirely new generation of listeners.
- Public Transportation: Excellent
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Two chamber operas staged per season