2020 Festival: Love for Truth

    We are very sorry to announce that the Love for Truth festival, featuring the East Coast premiere of Juana, a new opera by Carla Lucero and Alicia Gaspar de Alba, in repertory with performances of Anna Bolena by Donizetti, will be postponed until summer of 2021 due to the need for continued social-distancing protocols. Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) has generously agreed to negotiate rescheduling the festival to summer 2021, and we hope to expand to a full month of opera in the same venue next summer, adding exciting, thematically-related programming.

    dell’Arte Opera Ensemble’s singer development programming will continue and expand over the coming months with libretto study, language/acting study, and vocal coaching. The work will not only build context for the season to come but also support their process for building a career ahead. We are in the process of creating an engaging slate of pre-season events that we can’t wait to share with you!

    Because of the uncertainty leading up to this decision, ticket sales were not yet open for the season – we appreciate the donors who have already contributed to our ongoing singer-development efforts and to the success of next season’s program. We need your help now, but we promise, we’re coming back strong!  We ask for your support for ongoing training of our singers, who are more engaged than ever in their development as artists.

    We thank you for your support through our recent Silent Auction, which raised funds for our Alumni Artists Relief Fund (making mini-grants to those who have lost income due to the crisis, to help with necessary expenses like rent, food, and insurance), as well as our ongoing artistic planning.  If you’d like to help, please click HERE to donate (and feel free to make a designation for your gift, such as “Alumni Artist Relief Fund” or “artist training” by typing your wishes in the message line.

    As a company of singers, instrumentalists, coaches, conductors, scenic/costume/lighting designers and other production staff, we send sincere hopes for your peace and health.  Please be safe, and take care of each other with all appropriate measures of social distancing.