New Camerata Opera Presents 2021-22 SEASON — Preview


August 12, 2021 - October 16, 2022

Cav + Pag
September 23, 25, 30, 2021
October 2, 2021
8 pm

Peter Rabbit at Edgemere Farm
October 16 (rain date October 23), 2021
2 pm

November 17, 2021

Barnum's Bird
March 31, 2022
April 1, 7 – 8, 2022


Various locations in New York City



For tickets or more information, visit the New Camerata Opera website.

New Camerata Opera presents its 2021-22 Season and is described by a New Camerata Opera spokesperson as follows:

Cav + Pag

“Cav + Pag is a bold and innovative 90-minute adaptation of two classic verismo operas, performed with chamber orchestra in a cavernous, converted industrial warehouse in Bushwick, Brooklyn."

"This 90-minute adaptation retains the most essential elements of each opera and places the role of Cavalleria Rusticana’s Santuzza at the center, with Pagliacci’s play-within-a-play paralleling her own crisis. The performance will feature New York-area artists accompanied by a nine-piece chamber orchestra (five string players, flute, oboe, bassoon, and piano). "

Directed by John de los Santos
Music Direction by Samuel McCoy
Dramaturgy by Cori Ellison
Costume Design by Asa Benally
Lighting Design by Emily Clarkson


“Gala is a 1920s themed, intimate soirée with a curated menu and specialty crafted cocktails, featuring performances of operatic favorites and hidden gems.”

Barnum's Bird

“Libby Larsen's opera Barnum's Bird is based on Jenny Lind's 1850-1852 tour of the United States alongside P.T. Barnum's circus.Barnum's Bird is the story of the fearless businesswoman and world-class artist, Jenny Lind, and equally fierce businessman and world-class showman, P. T. Barnum. New Camerata Opera's production of Barnum's Bird, directed by Jennifer Williams, will showcase artistic movement, dance, and trapeze work in order to provide an immersive experience for the audience and delve deeper into the complicated and dramatic story."

Music Direction by Neil Flanders

The Prince von Pappenschmear 3

“CamerataWorks produces the final chapter of their operatic film trilogy, set in 1936 Berlin."

Composed by Richard Marriott
Libretto by Adam Laten Willson
Music direction by Stephan Fillare


“Refractions is a new songbook series of short films featuring works composed and performed exclusively by BIPOC-identifying artists. The project was awarded an Opera America grant for women stage directors."

Directed by Kimille Howard
Music direction by Mikael Darmanie

Party at the Opera

“An immersive, musical and theatrical experience for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Excerpts from seven classic operas with original English texts teach children the fundamentals of classical music: rhythm, melody, harmony, range, and dynamics. The episodic series is available on Camerata Piccola's YouTube Channel. The organization also performs the series in live settings.”

Peter Rabbit at Edgemere Farm

“Edgemere Farm is a "volunteer-run, zero-profit organization with a mission of education, food justice, and increasing capacity for both the production of food and the processing of food waste on the Rockaway Peninsula." Peter Rabbit is a 30-minute adaptation of the classic tale, with music from Gaetano Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore with English words in a fun and accessible style, suitable for ages 3-12. The performance will be free to the public, with many farm-friendly activities supporting the experience. The action unfolds as if Edgemere were McGregor's farm. Peter scurries about the vegetables, while singing to live piano accompaniment.”

For more information, visit the New Camerata Opera website

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