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 $35); 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 51st Season, we’re changing it up a bit, presenting two operas that are knowm, but not seen as often as they should be: Mozart’s exotic comedy The Abduction from the Seraglio and Weber’s intensely demonic drama Der Freischütz. Both productions will be presented at the Lovinger Theater at Lehman College in The Bronx. Modest ticket prices allow our high quality professional productions to be accessible to everyone. Discounts are provided for senior citizens, students and groups. For our current season schedule and ticket info, please click here.

Major Supporters:

Government:
  • Honorable Jeffrey Dinowitz (New York State Assembly)
  • Honorable Andrew Cohen (New York City Council)
  • Honorable Andy King (New York City Council)
  • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
  • New York State Council on the Arts
Foundation:
  • ExxonMobil Foundation
  • Fan Fox and Leslie Samuels Foundation
  • Fund for the City of New York
  • I.W. Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund
  • Rotary Club of The Bronx
  • 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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