Thank you to all for making CCO’s 34th Festival Season a great success. We mounted five productions within three weeks and hosted appreciative audiences. The excellent reviews are in from the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Superconductor, (Q) on Stage, and with more coming from Opera News, Opera (London), The New Criterion, and Opernwelt (Berlin) among others.
Thank you as always for your support and we look forward to seeing you next season.
CCO’s 2016 Festival off to an auspicious start!
CCO’s 2016 Festival is off to an auspicious start, with two completed productions that were critically successful and wonderfully well attended. Just ask Anthony Tomassini of the New York Times, who called our first two productions “vivid,” “daring,” and “compelling” in his review.
Audiences can continue to explore the rest of our compelling offerings in our three final productions: Sweat by Juliet Palmer / Anna Chatterton presented in collaboration with National Sawdust on October 26th and 27th, Love Hurts by Nicola Moro / Lisa Hilton at Symphony Space on October 28th at Symphony Space, and Cassandra Ground Zero by Eric Salzman / Eva Salzman at the Cell Theater on November 2nd.
We hope you will join us for one of these exciting programs, and thank you for your continued support!
The Center for Contemporary Opera’s 2016 season taking place this October will showcase four operas — two world premieres and two US premieres — to be staged in various venues throughout New York.
For details see our Season page.
Dutch director Jorinde Keesmaat has been named CCO’s first Guest Director in Residence. Supported by a €85,000 grant by the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund, Ms. Keesmaat will direct four operas over the course of the next three years. Her first project will be a double-bill of works from the esteemed Dutch composer, Louis Andriessen; Anais Nin and Odysseus Women which will take place in October 2016.
Ms. Keesmaat is director of the Concertgebouw Tracks series and has recently directed at Opéra national de Montpellier. She graduated from the College of Arts theatre direction department and her graduation performance The Honey Makers was shown at the Vital Theatre in New York.
For more information, please visit this link: http://www.operamagazine.nl/binnenkort/36729/keesmaat-wordt-gastregisseur-in-new-york/