"A consistently appealing quality of a Bronx Opera production is the engaging sense of community that pervades the performance - without, I hasten to say, any hint of slighting high professional standards."
- New York Magazine
History of the Bronx OperaThe Bronx Opera Company was founded in 1967 by Michael Spierman, the organization's Artistic Director and principal Conductor. Its full productions and community concerts are regularly presented in The Bronx and throughout the region, from Long Island and Westchester to Sullivan and Ulster Counties.
The Bronx Opera's two annual productions are always sung in English with a full chorus and orchestra, featuring talented singers selected from a semi-annual open competitive audition process.
The company presents one known and one rarely-performed opera each season. For our current season schedule, please click here.
All productions are presented at Lehman College's Lovinger Theatre in The Bronx. Our January production is also presented at the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (Lexington Avenue at 68th Street in Manhattan), while the May production is also seen at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse of Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island.
Modest Ticket Prices
The Bronx Opera Company's modest ticket prices allow its high quality professional productions to be accessible to all. Discounts are provided for senior citizens, students and groups. For ticket prices, please check here.
Many performers who began their careers with the company can now be heard in leading opera houses of the world including the Metropolitan Opera.
The Bronx Opera Company has established a record of consistent growth, excellence and community involvement since its founding in 1967. It is presently the oldest continuously functioning organization of its genre in the New York Metropolitan Area and is the only one which presents all of its productions in English.
The Bronx Opera is constantly creating new friends for opera and for its community. Please see our children's programs for more details.