BxO is the only non-Lincoln Center opera company in NYC to have produced each year since our founding in 1967. BxO presents operas as works of musical theater set to great music by great composers, and broadens the audience for opera. This is accomplished by keeping ticket prices low ($40 and under); by performing all operas in English; and by the work we do with Schools and Community Organizations in The Bronx.
All of this work strengthens BxO, enabling us to carry the banner of The Bronx throughout the area and beyond. All productions are sung in English and are performed with orchestra and chorus, fully staged and costumed. The company is open to all individuals to participate based on their talent. In the words of Opera News, “The Bronx Opera's crowd, like the company's enthusiastic, sonorous chorus, is (hearteningly) among the most racially integrated to be seen in New York; encouraging the attendance of so many young people marks a positive contribution to the art form.”