New York City Opera under GM and Artistic Director George Steel has just announced their next season of three four productions, stating that they're making "New York City its stage".
From the press release, Steel said, “Today, ‘The People’s Opera’ is coming to meet the people of New York in Brooklyn, in Harlem, in Central Park, on the West Side, the East Side – wherever New Yorkers live and love their favorite opera company.” [...] “New York City Opera’s new home stage will be New York City itself – a theater with eight million seats.”
The season opens at BAM in February with a new Jonathan Miller staging of La Traviata followed by the NYC premiere of Wainwright's Prima Donna. March brings a Christopher Alden production of Cosi' fan tutte at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College on the UWS. May finds the NYCO in Harlem at the El Museo del Barrio for Telemann’s Orpheus.
They're also collaborating with The Public Theater for a Fall 2012 production of Free Shakespeare Opera at the Delacorte Theater.