Legendary tenor Placido Domingo will join the talented cast of singers and musicians from the recently-shuttered NYC Opera to mount a show on February 21 to celebrate 70 years of the “People’s Opera” at New York City Center. Tickets are still available and start at $25!
The show will celebrate 70 years of what Mayor Fiorello La Guardia dubbed the “People’s Opera,” so named because of its mission to expand opera to all people by selling affordable tickets, showcasing American composers and serving as a platform many new and talented young singers, Placido Domingo among them. Mr. Domingo is a fitting addition to the show as he carried on those roots and has a long history of making opera accessible to the people through benefit concerts—most notably in performances with “The Three Tenors”—and by promoting opera among younger generations.
The 9-time Grammy winner—who’s performance in Ginastera’s Don Rodrigo inaugurated City Opera’s new home at Lincoln Center in 1966—will join some of the former Opera’s most acclaimed recent performers, including: Amy Burton, Lauren Flanigan, Joélle Harvey, Tonna Miller, Jennifer Rivera, Heather Johnson, Ryan MacPherson and Sidney Outlaw. In addition to City Opera’s stars, the full 60-piece New York City Opera Orchestra will join the presentation under music director George Manahan along with the New York City Opera Chorus under Chorus Master Bruce Stasyna.
NYC Opera had a long history of bringing live opera to all people, and this show is a great chance enjoy a riveting performance by one of the most celebrated opera singers and companies of our times and to support the spirit of that valuable mission, to make culture available to everyone. Visit the New York City Center site now to get your tickets, which start at the characteristically low price of $25. Support opera for the people today!