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New York City Opera plans another reduced season

/ 11:13 PM June 23, 2019
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The Rose Theater can accommodate performances such as opera, jazz concerts, theater and dance. Image: Lincoln Center official website

The financially challenged New York City Opera will have another reduced schedule for its 2019 to 2020 season, which will be limited to just two staged productions plus several concerts that total nine or 10 performances.

General director Michael Capasso’s original plan when the company emerged from bankruptcy in January 2016 called for 72 performances of 13 operas from 2018 to 2019 to mark the company’s 75th anniversary.

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City Opera had cut its schedule at the 1,185-capacity Rose Theater from 16 performances of four operas from 2017 to 2018 to just five performances of one opera this season, plus several works in smaller venues.

Board Chairman Roy G. Niederhoffer quit in February.

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The American premiere of Juan Duran’s “O Arame” will be paired with the original version of Manuel de Falla’s “El Amor Brujo” in its original 1915 version in a double bill at the Harlem Stage in November, the company said Friday, June 21.

Pietro Mascagni’s “Isabeau” was presented on May 29 and 31 in a co-production seen at London’s Opera Holland Park last year. The site of the New York performances was not announced.

The season includes a 75th-anniversary concert in Bryant Park on Sept. 9, a concert version of Benjamin Britten’s “Gloriana” with Anna Caterina Antonacci on April 19 and a June 19 concert next year with Patricia Racette as part of an annual series to coincide with Pride Month. HM/JB

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