Don't miss: the 2nd annual New York Opera Fest

Don't miss: the 2nd annual New York Opera Fest

Starting with a kickoff party on April 27th, and ending with a new works concert on June 23, the 2017 New York Opera Fest is a dizzying collection of opera...from operatic classics like Falstaff to exciting new works like Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied and Robert Paterson's Three Way.

Everything You Need to Know about the New York Opera Fest 2017

Everything You Need to Know about the New York Opera Fest 2017

The festival kicks off on May 1 and runs all the way through the end of June thanks to the New York Opera Alliances (NYOA), a consortium of New York opera companies and producers. The showcase will feature 28 events with productions taking place in theaters, gardens, garages, bars and even playgrounds among others.

Haunting #TheCell Hits Philly for Nat’l Opera Week; Opera Upper West Not Phoning It In

by Gale Martin. "Thematically, the work combines two amazingly complementary sides of dramatically different pieces featuring young lovers whose passions are obscured in the technology that binds them–the dreaded cell phone–in one clever and often haunting masterwork. Though both pieces revolve around a mobile device, I promise you that this talented and spirited young company is definitely not phoning it in." Read more.

NYT Review: Young Lovers Imprisoned by Technology in ‘The Cell’

by James R. Oestreich. "Many listeners were cheek-by-jowl with the young singers, as close to opera-in-the-making as could be, and it was a captivating experience: immersive (the company’s word), almost voyeuristic." Read more.

Contemporary Twist to Cellular Double Bill

by Eric Simpson. "Yu’s arc was beautifully crafted, and troubling to watch. As she sank further and further into depression, the phone seemed incidental, in a way, more a witness to than an agent of her despair and eventual suicide. In the end, this isn’t a piece about how tittering iPhones have ruined our lives–it’s about the fact that technology can do only so much to overcome the feeling of being alone." Read more.