The NY Chamber Opera closed its doors in 2005, after a memorable production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. The difficulty of raising money along with the lack of an adequate and affordable mid-size venue in New York City made it impossible to continue. We will keep the site online for the forseeable future, and we take great pride in the originality and quality of our productions, and the many wonderful singers we introduced to New York.
Welcome to the web site of the New York Chamber Opera. We're delighted you've come to visit us! We hope you will take the opportunity to learn about our company, our staff and our productions in these pages and join us in making the Chamber Opera's upcoming season a part of your cultural calendar.
After you've toured the site, seen the pictures and listened to some of the music, please take a moment to sign our guestbook and share your thoughts with us.
Who we are....
The New York Chamber Opera is committed to building a company with a reputation for presenting exciting new performers, premiering new chamber works by living composers and exploring the often untapped repertory of operatic composers of the past — Mozart, Rossini and Handel, to name just a few.
Our focus on this repertoire and its particular needs places us in a unique position in the New York City area. New York has no other opera company that bridges the distance between work done in small community theatres and Lincoln Center. We are able to present a diverse repertoire in a variety of formats — full production, concert opera, opera scenes, chamber recital — to a wide community audience in an invitingly intimate setting. It is the goal of our productions to provide great storytelling through superlative singing, supported by strong production values and guided by creative and innovative direction.