City Lyric Opera to Present ‘Uncovered’

By Francisco Salazar

City Lyric Opera will present the New York premiere of Lori Laitman’s new opera “Uncovered.”

The work, which is based on Leah Lax’s groundbreaking memoir “Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home,” will be performed at HERE Arts Center from Nov. 16-19, 2022.

The production will be conducted by Jackson McKinnon and directed by Beth Greenberg. Soprano Rachel Policar will star as Leah.

The 2022-23 season will also include a production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Michelle Rofrano conducting and Rebecca Miller Kratzer directing.

Founded in 2016, City Lyric Opera has provided a one-of-a-kind experience for audience members by welcoming them to the operatic art form free of judgment, expectation, or financial burden. The company is known for championing the unheard voices within opera; forming and nurturing a community for New York City artists; making opera relevant, and making opera affordable and accessible for everyone.