The show was a collection of scenes from Haydn's Arianna a Naxos, Berlioz's The Death of Cleopatra, and Britten's Phaedra, staged by prominent opera director Francesca Zambello and starring mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung. It was scheduled to run from May 17 to 21.
The four performances will not be rescheduled, BAM said.
Originally, the Eos Orchestra, a ten-year-old ensemble known for theatrical stagings of classical works, was to accompany the performances, led by Jonathan Sheffer, its music director and founder. Eos shut down in December 2004, citing financial problems. At the time, BAM representatives said that the show would go forward with a new ensemble, possibly conducted by Sheffer.