New York City Opera announced today their 2010-2011 season, a five production fusion of new (and newer) opera with a slap of Donizetti bel canto to round it out. If you can't wait until next October for the new season to begin, the current season picks-up from hiatus next week with Emmanuel Chabrier's L'Etoile and Puccini's Madama Butterfly.
In the cut next season is Bernstein's A Quite Place (October/November); Strauss's Intermezzo (October/November), Donizetti's l'elisir (March/April); Triple-bill "Monodramas" (March/April) that features John Zorn's La Machine de l’être, Arnold Schoenberg’s Erwartung, and Morton Feldman’s Neither; and Stephen Schwartz's Seance on a Wet Afternoon.
We're tickled to see NYCO kicking it old school with a tribute to Radio Raheem (from Spike Lee's 1989 epic film "Do the Right Thing") in their l'elisir promo (NYCO's promo photo is above, the real Raheem is below). Thanks guys...now OC's in the mood for Public Enemy and pizza.