Gotham Chamber Opera is the nation’s foremost opera company dedicated to producing rarely-performed chamber operas from the Baroque era to the present. The company’s mission is to present innovative, fully-staged productions of the highest quality in intimate venues.  Founded by conductor and Artistic Director Neal Goren in 2000, in its short history, Gotham Chamber Opera has presented seven U.S. premieres of 18th- and 20th-century operas, including such masterpieces as Mozart’s Il Sogno di Scipione; Darius Milhaud’s Les Malheurs d’Orphée; Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu’s Dada opera, Les Larmes du Couteau; and Swiss composer Heinrich Sutermeister’s Die schwarze Spinne.  In February 2005, Gotham presented the U.S. stage premiere of Handel’s Arianna in Creta.  Also in 2005, Lincoln Center Festival and Spoleto Festival USA presented Gotham Chamber Opera’s U.S. premiere of Ottorino Respighi’s fantastical puppet opera, La bella dormente nel bosco featuring the puppetry of Basil Twist.  In the spring of 2006, Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring received its first professional staging in New York in more than 30 years, and in winter 2007, Rossini’s Il signor Bruschino received its first major professional New York staging in over a half century.  In the 2007/2008 season, Gotham Chamber Opera celebrated dance with productions of Astor Piazzolla’s tango opera María de Buenos Aires, directed by David Parsons and featuring Parsons Dance, and with a new work entitled Ariadne Unhinged, directed by Karole Armitage and featuring members of Armitage Gone! Dance.   And in 2009, Mark Morris directed the U.S. stage premiere of Haydn’s L’isola disabitata.  Most recently, Gotham made news world-wide in 2010 for its high-tech production of Haydn’s Il mondo della luna staged in the Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History and for Montsalvatge’s El gato con botas (Puss in Boots), at The New Victory Theater, staged by Tony Award-nominated director Moisés Kaufman with puppet design by Blind Summit Theatre.  For more information, visit www.gothamchamberopera.org.


Opera Company of Philadelphia  is Philadelphia’s professional opera company, producing grandscale works at the time-honored, historic Academy of Music, and innovative chamber works at the contemporary Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.  OCP has always been and remains committed to delivering outstanding productions of traditional repertoire, often presenting these operas in innovative and technologically creative ways, and to underwriting and producing new and exciting operatic works that appeal to a socially and culturally diverse audience; to identifying and cultivating rising young stars, often casting these voices alongside international artists in appropriately-scaled productions; and to the development of educational programs geared toward introducing the rich heritage of opera to the multi-cultural Philadelphia region. During the 2010-2011 Season, OCP celebrates its 35th Anniversary, and does so under the leadership triumvirate of Artistic Director Robert B. Driver, Music Director Corrado Rovaris, and Executive Director David B. Devan.



Gerald W. Lynch Theater

Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community.  Under the new direction of Executive Director Shannon R. Mayers, the Theater is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performing arts programming of all disciplines with a special focus on how the artistic imagination can shed light on the many perceptions of justice in our society. The Theater has hosted prestigious events for Lincoln Center Festival, Great Performances, Juilliard, Alvin Ailey and numerous television specials for HBO and Comedy Central. For more information, visit

www.jjay.cuny.edu/theater.php.

MUSIC-THEATRE GROUP 

Diane Wondisford, Producing Director  

20 JAY STREET, SUITE 740, BROOKLYN, NY 11201

Phone: 718.797.1145    info@musictheatregroup.org