Past Productions

2016/17 Season

Angels in America
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater
Angels in America
June 10, 12, 14, and 16, 2017
New York City Opera closes its season with the New York Premiere of Péter Eötvös's Angels in America, based on the play by Tony Kushner. This operatic adaptation of the groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama distills the two-night, seven-hour work into a single, powerful evening.
Aleko / Pagliacci
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater
Aleko / Pagliacci
September 8, 10, 11, and 13, 2016
City Opera opens the 2016-17 season with a double bill of the ever-popular Pagliacci, and Rachmaninoff's rarely heard Aleko. In both of these blood-soaked melodramas, jealous love triangles plummet to violent ends.
Pasión Latina <small style='color:#898989'>New York City Opera Concert Series</small>
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room
Pasión Latina New York City Opera Concert Series
October 26, 2016
Plácido Domingo Jr., Luz Del Alba Rubio and Fernando Pirez Lenzuén celebrate rich and diverse musical traditions from across Latin America.
Fallujah <small style='color:#898989'>Chamber Opera Series</small>
The Duke on 42nd Street, A New 42nd Street® Project
Fallujah Chamber Opera Series
November 17, 18, 19, and 20, 2016
This pungent, searing chamber opera from Canadian composer Tobin Stokes and Iraqi-American librettist Heather Raffo is inspired by USMC Sergeant Christian Ellis’s tour of duty and subsequent struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. The first opera written about the Iraq War, its 2016 premiere by Long Beach Opera was praised by the LA Times for “bringing awareness through heightened emotion in ways only opera can.”
Candide
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater
Candide
January 11, 12, 13, 14 (x2), and 15, 2017
The legendary Harold Prince directs a new production of Bernstein's perennial favorite Candide, which premiered at New York City Opera under his direction in 1982 and became a staple of the company's repertoire.

Run Time: 2 hours 5 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.
Valentine's Concert <small style='color:#898989'>New York City Opera Concert Series</small>
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room
Valentine's Concert New York City Opera Concert Series
February 14, 2017
City ​O​pera presents a ​romantic​ evening of song in the beautiful Appel Room.
La campana sommersa
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater
La campana sommersa
March 31, April 1, 4, and 5, 2017
Not heard on a New York stage since 1929, Ottorino Respighi's La Campana Sommersa inspired lavish and colorful orchestration from the famed composer of The Pines of Rome.
Los Elementos <small style='color:#898989'>Chamber Opera Series</small>
Harlem Stage
Los Elementos Chamber Opera Series
May 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2017
The second installment in City Opera’s Ópera en Español series explores the very beginnings of Spanish-language opera with the American premiere of Literes’s circa 1706 work Los Elementos. The distinctive melodic contours and lively rhythms of the Spanish Baroque animate Earth, Air, Fire, and Water in this allegorical drama.

2015/16 Season

Florencia en el Amazonas
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater
Florencia en el Amazonas
June 22, 23, 25, and 26, 2016
After 20 years of thrilling audiences across the country, Florencia en el Amazonas makes its City Opera premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater.
Hopper's Wife
Harlem Stage
Hopper's Wife
April 28-May 1, 2016
Called “brave, bold and important” by the LA Times, Stewart Wallace and Michael Korie’s challenging, erotically-charged opera audaciously charts new territory in music drama.
New York City Opera Concerts
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room
New York City Opera Concerts
March 16, 2016
New York City Opera Concerts debut March 16 in the Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The program includes music by J.S. Bach, Zemlinsky, Korngold, and Golijov, and features the world premiere of David Hertzberg’s "Sunday Morning".
Tosca
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater
Tosca
January 20 - 24, 2016
Witness operatic history as the revitalized New York City Opera returns to the stage with the opera that launched its 1944 inaugural season, Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca.