New York City Opera’s next season will now kick off with Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires. The Atlanta Opera co-production replaces the previously reported production of Robert Ward’s The Crucible.
Piazzolla and librettist Horacio Ferrar’s opera will be presented in an intimate production directed by Tomer Zvulun at (Le) Poisson Rouge; Catalina Cuervo will sing the title role. Performances, under the baton of Jorge Parodi, will run October 22 through November 2. The piece marks the fourth installment in the company’s Ópera en Español series.
The season will also include the world premiere of Ted Rosenthal’s jazz opera Dear Erich, inspired by the artist’s discovery of letters between his grandmother and his father during the rise of the Nazi Party. Dates and a venue will be announced later.
Laura Kaminsky’s As One will follow May 30–June 8, 2019. The opera, featuring a libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, features two singers who together tell the story of a transgender woman.
The New York presentation is a co-production with American Opera Projects and is presented as part of NYCO’s Pride Month celebrations, which also includes the world premiere of Iain Bell and Mark Campbell’s Stonewall.