Q & A: Opera Lafayette’s Ryan Brown & Patrick Quigley on Leading Company & Making the Transition to a New Future

Nearly thirty years ago, Ryan Brown created Opera Lafayette (OL), an organization dedicated to exploring baroque opera and its history via implementing period-instruments. But after being at the helm of the company and shepherding its growth into one of the major torchbearers for early opera performance tradition around the world, he’s decided to step away in 2025. In his place {…}

Mezzo-Soprano Markéta Cukrová Headlines Opera Lafayette’s Season Kickoff

Opera Lafayette opens its 2022-23 season with two Baroque recitals given by Czech mezzo-soprano Markéta Cukrová and harpist Christa Patton. The season kickoff event will also include remarks by Artistic Director Ryan Brown on the coming season and the completion of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s never-bever-seen opera “Io.” These recitals will take place on October 24 in New York and Washington, D.C. {…}