Joyce DiDonato // LoftOpera
"Stella di Napoli" Album Launch Party
The Gowanus Ballroom
October 3, 8pm
il Barbiere di Siviglia
Presented by Gowanus Art + Production
The Green Building
November 11, 12, 18, 19 & 21
With City Opera now just a memory, New York needs all the opera it can get. Tickets are cheap, the singers are young, and the beer is from Brooklyn Brewery.
LoftOpera offers a paradox: an embrace of highbrow establishment pomp as retold by riders of the G train, the one subway line untouched by Manhattan.
Here was immersive theater of great originality, presented by talented and serious young people. I have seldom exited an opera performance feeling so happy.