New York City Opera 2018-19 Season To Include 2 World Premieres

By David Salazar

The New York City Opera has announced its 2018-19 season which will feature two world premieres and the New York Premiere of a major American opera of the 21st century. The company also announced that “The Crucible,” which it had previously announced for 2018-19, will be postponed until 2019-2020. 

The season kicks off with Piazzolla’s “Maria de Buenos Aires” on Oct. 22, 2018 which will be conducted by Jorge Parodi in a production directed by Tomer Zvulun. The opera will be performed at Le Poisson Rouge. 

Performance Dates: Oct. 22, 26, Nov. 2

 The company’s second opera of the season will be jazz opera “Dear Erich” in its world premiere production. The libretto and music is by Ted Rosenthal. 

Performance Dates: TBD

This year’s Pride Month Initiative features two operas including “As One,” which will appear as part of a co-production with American Opera Projects. The opera will be presented at Merkin Concert Hall. 

Performance Dates: May 30, June 1, 4, 6, 8, 2019

The final opera of the season will be the previously announced “Stonewall,” which will be showcased at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. 

Performance Dates: June 19-23, 2019