We are grateful for your commitment to the arts and arts education—and hope you feel proud of what you make possible. Your partnership is critical to our ability to bring boundary-breaking performances to audiences of all ages. Please consider supporting us with an in-kind donation to our silent auction.
Your vital support will enable NCO to direct resources where they are most needed. Your gift could:
Help bring music to the classroom: Through Camerata Piccola, our arts education branch, NCO curates and performs new productions that are designed to be age-appropriate, enriching, and engaging. We will introduce three new children’s operas this year. Rumpelstiltskin, featuring music from Mozart’s Così fan tutte, will tell this classic tale, and impart morals such as social justice and world peace. Wrecked in the Ruin, based on the score of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, allows the audience to choose which way the story goes! And Party at the Opera, which was designed for early childhood development, will introduce children to the fundamentals of the art form in an immersive and encouraging fashion. We are also developing projects for special needs populations, specifically the deaf and blind communities and children with autism spectrum disorders. Our team will perform these operas throughout New York City with the goal of providing children of all ages their first exposure to opera, and begin what will become a lifelong passion for the arts!
Bring opera to audiences all over the world: Our studio branch, CamerataWorks, is committed to combining our abilities in music and film to make opera relevant for the world that we live in. This year, we will film the next three installments of The Ives Project and we will complete the final chapter of The Prince von Pappenschmear, our absurdist historical trilogy from composer Peter Engelbert and librettist Adam Laten Willson.
Inspire audiences in Manhattan: Next season we will be in residency at The Flea Theater in TriBeCa. In the fall, we will perform a double-bill of Gustav Holst’s Savitri and John Blow’s Venus & Adonis, bringing together two mythological stories that feature strong female characters. Our spring performance will be Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, a timely political drama touching on male abuse of power.