Il mondo della luna (The World on the Moon) will play in the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium and will utilize laser and light technology projecting NASA images on the 180-degree dome. Haydn's 1777 opera will feature Hanan Alattar, Albina Shagimuratova, Rachel Calloway, Nicholas Coppolo, Matthew Tuell, Timothy Kuhn and Marco Nisticò.
According to press notes, Il mondo della luna is "the story of a nobleman who refuses to let his daughters marry their true loves. With the help of a fake astronomer and a sleeping potion, the daughters trick their father into believing he's been sent to the moon, where he discovers they do things differently, especially when it comes to courtship."
Here is a look at the production:
Performances run Jan. 19-28. For more information, visit gothamchamberopera.org.