Our Mission

Productions & Repertoire

The Bronx Opera Company (BxO) is the only opera company in NYC (other than the Met) to have produced each year since we were founded in 1967. BxO’s mission is to present operas as fully integrated works of musical theater set to great music by great composers (known and unknown) and to broaden the audience for our art form. This broadening is accomplished by keeping ticket prices low (there is no ticket to a Bronx Opera performance that costs more than $45); 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, by reputation, around the country and the world.  All productions are sung in English and are performed with full orchestra and chorus, fully staged and costumed. The company is open to all individuals to participate based on their talents and availability. The inclusiveness is reflected both onstage and in the audience; in the words of Opera News Online ,“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.”

 

Theatres & Ticket Prices

In this, Bronx Opera’s 50th Season, we continue our pattern of producing a rarely-performed work in January (this season, Vaughan Williams’ Sir John in Love) and a more familiar work in May (this season, Verdi’s Falstaff). Both productions will be presented at the Lovinger Theater at Lehman College in The Bronx and repeated at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in Manhattan. Modest ticket prices allow its high quality professional productions to be accessible to the widest possible public. Discounts are provided for senior citizens, students and groups. For our current season schedule and ticket info, please click here.

Patrons:

  •  New York State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz
  •  New York City Councilmember Andrew Cohen
  •  The New York State Council on the Arts
  •  The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

The generous support of the following organizations also has played a most significant part in making the company’s season possible:

 The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

 The Fund for the City of New York

 JPMorganChase Foundation

 The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

 The ExxonMobil Foundation

 The I. W. Foundation

 The Rotary Club of The Bronx, Inc.

The Victor Herbert Foundation

The following individuals are members of the Bronx Opera Company’s Golden Circle:

We thank them all for their most generous friendship and support.

  • J. Dinsmore and Nancy Adams
  • Betty Blessing
  • William and Paula Caplan
  • Eva Cohn
  • Norma Gowen
  • Amy  Grand
  • Dr. and Mrs. Peter Heiman
  • Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Hindenburg
  • Ruth Katz
  • Dr. Donald King
  • Eugene D. Kline
  • G. Oliver Koppell and Lorraine Coyle
  • Donald Lewis
  • Glynn and Elizabeth Mapes
  • Danny and Audrey Meyer
  • Emanuel and Alice Nadelman
  • Gloria S. Neuwirth
  • Dr. Kate Quinn-Miller
  • Stephanie and Andrea Rockower
  • Robert Roper
  • Kaspar Schroeter
  • Dr. Walter Stingle

Gift Levels

Opera is a complicated, costly and time-consuming venture. We have three tiers of individual supporters:

 Golden Circle  $500+
 Honored Patrons  $200+
 Valued Donors  $25+

Any donations are greatly appreciated and may be sent to:

The Bronx Opera Company
5 Minerva Place, 2J
Bronx, New York 10468

To donate to Bronx Opera online, please follow the link below:

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