Founded in 2008 in New York City, MORNINGSIDE OPERA is an artists’ collective incorporating singers, musicians, directors, and designers. We are dedicated to challenging the boundaries of the genre through accessible performances of operas old, new, and somewhere in between – we do original mash-ups of operatic music into new stories, theatrical stagings of non-dramatic works, and transformative adaptations of perennial favorites. Unique among small opera companies in the region, Morningside Opera has a strong scholarly focus, curating educational programs and workshops that feature leading scholars and practitioners. Through our performances and educational programming alike, our mission is to spark fresh and provocative dialogues about the future of opera, between new and traditional audiences.
Morningside Opera is a proud participant in the New York Opera Alliance.