New York City Opera Reunites Casts of ‘Stonewall,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘Angels in America’ For Online Pride Month Celebration

By David Salazar

The New York City Opera has announced a series of events aimed at celebrating Pride month.

On June 24, 2020, the company will present “Much to Be Done: A Live Stonewall Panel Discussion.” Starting at 8 p.m., audiences will hear from the cast and creative team behind the 2019 opera “Stonewall,” which was created by Mark Campbell and Iain Bell. Among the artists included in this discussion are Liz Bouk, Jessica Fishenfeld, Brian James Myer, Jordan Weatherston Pitts, Lisa Chavez, Carolyn Kuan, Mark Campbell, and Iain Bell.

Then on June 27, the company will present a virtual “Pride Celebration” starting at 5 p.m. The event will reunite cast members from such operas as “Angels in America,” “Brokeback Mountain,” and “Stonewall” as they discuss the process and importance of bringing LGBTQIA+ stories to the opera world. Artists involved include Kirsten Chambers, Hilary Ginther, Brian James Myer, Jordan Weatherston Pitts, and Glenn Seven Allen.

“Sadly, this year we are unable to honor our commitment to present a (live) LGBTQ+-event during PRIDE month,” said New York City Opera general director Michael Capasso.  “However, we are pleased that we can revisit our past productions with recorded excerpts and interviews with the artists.  I hope you enjoy this and we will be back with a live event next June.”