Rhymes With Opera Announces Final Season

By Francisco Salazar

Rhymes With Opera has announced its final season, celebrating the company’s history of commissioning and performing new opera since its founding in 2007.

The company will celebrate its 15th season and will feature a special live retrospective concert at The Flea Theater in New York City, an online Cyber Salon, and the release of the studio cast album of Red Giant.

The first event will be “The Rhymes With Opera Cyber Salon.” The season will launch with the cyber salon which represents the regular in-person Salon series where musicians, ensembles, and artists were invited to present their works and works-in-progress in an informal event. The salon was shifted to online during 2020 due to the pandemic.

Performance Date: July 31, 2022

The next season event will be the release of “Red Giant.” The recording will be available on all Streaming Platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and YouTube Music. The sci-fi chamber opera features music by Adam Matlock and a libretto by Brian Slattery and was first performed in January 2014 as a fully staged touring production that saw performances in Baltimore, Brooklyn, and Jersey City.

Release Date: August 1, 2022

The season concludes with the 15 Years of New Opera: A Celebration at The Flea Theater in New York City. The special live performance will feature the greatest hits from across the company’s 15-year history of commissioning, producing, and performing new chamber opera. The performance features the three RWO ensemble singers (Elisabeth Hallday-Quan, Bonnie Lander, and Robert Maril) and includes music by RWO’s resident composers Ruby Fulton and George Tsz-Kwan Lam.

Performance Date: August 27, 2022