New York City Opera to split 2012-13 season between two homes

Posted on: April 19, 2012

In an Associated Press report Wednesday (4/18) Ronald Blum writes, “New York City Opera will return to its roots at New York City Center in March after a 48-year absence, splitting the 2012-13 season between its former home and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. After fleeing Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts last summer because of the company’s deteriorated finances, City Opera used three venues this season, starting at BAM, moving on to the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College and ending up next month at El Museo del Barrio. … Like this season, 2012-13 will consist of an abbreviated schedule of 16 performances of four operas. Next season includes new stagings of Thomas Ades’ ‘Powder Her Face’ (Feb. 15-23) and Britten’s ‘The Turn of the Screw’ (Feb. 24-March 2) at BAM, and Rossini’s ‘Mose in Egitto (Moses in Egypt)’ (April 14-20) and Offenbach’s ‘La Perichole’ (April 21-27) at City Center. … The company said it reached agreements to use BAM and City Center as its primary theaters through the 2014-15 season. General manager George Steel said the company’s budget of about $15.3 million this season was balanced for the first time in 12 years, and next year’s budget will drop to about $14.2 million.”

Posted April 19, 2012