New York City Opera Postpones ‘The Crucible’

By Francisco Salazar

The New York City Opera has announced the postponement of Robert Ward’s “The Crucible.”

The company had originally announced the opera for its 2018-19 season but have postponed the work for its 2019-20 season.

The company also announced it is currently casting its upcoming world premiere “Stonewall.” The NYCO noted that it is looking for a Transgender singer with a treble voice to portray one of the lead roles. The singer will collaborate closely with composer Iain Bell on the role. The organization noted that it is the first time a major company commissions a work with a Transgender singer.

The company has yet to announced its full 2018-19 season lineup and is expected to later in the month. However, it did note that Mascagni’s “Isabeau” will be part of the company’s 2019-20 repertoire.