Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New York City Opera Orchestra and Stars to Celebrate 70 Years of the People’s Opera

Seventy years ago, on February 21, 1944, New York City Opera showcased Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca at New York City Center. New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia called NYCO the “People’s Opera,” in recognition of the company’s mission to make opera accessible to all. The beloved company went on to launch the careers of some of opera’s most beloved performers, including Beverly Sills and Placido Domingo.

This performance features some of City Opera’s most acclaimed recent performers, including Lauren Flanigan, Joélle Harvey, Jennifer Rivera, Ryan MacPherson and Sidney Outlaw, as well as the full 60-piece New York City Opera Orchestra, conducted by music director George Manahan, and will include selections from The Ballad of Baby Doe, Candide, Carmen, L'etoile, Giulio Cesare, Malcolm X, Martha and Die Tote Stadt.

All proceeds will be donated to The New York City Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund (ERF), a non-profit organization that provides aid to musicians in dire need. The fund has helped thousands of performers through emergency grant assistance. ERF board members include legendary artists Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Roseanne Cash.

Tickets start at $25

February 21, 2014
7:30 pm
New York City Center
131 W 55th St (between 6th and 7th)
New York, NY 10019

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