Welcome to Opera Talk: the OCB blog. Here you will find everything you need to know about our exciting offerings. Everything from interviews with singers to background about what’s going on onstage and more. Enjoy and we will see you at the opera!
Laura Flaxman, Mezzo-Soprano Mezzo-soprano Laura Flaxman returns to New York to perform as Carmen with Opera Company of Brooklyn on August 27. She has recently performed Laura Adorno in La Gioconda, and regularly performs with The New Jersey Music Society. Flaxman received her Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University with a Master of Music from University of […]
Joseph Flaxman, Baritone A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music with a voice that is “robust and vocally powerful,” Joseph Flaxman has received international praise from musicians and critics alike for his compelling dramatic portrayals. Flaxman will be playing Escamillo for the Opera Company of Brooklyn’s upcoming production of Carmen on August 27. We’ve learned […]
Georges Bizet’s Carmen (1875) is one of those ever popular works. The music is fun and the tunes are catchy. The opera has made its mark on pop culture, having been heard in everything from commercials to Tom & Jerry. It was even the basis for an entire episode of Hey Arnold, a popular Nickelodeon […]
Opera Company of Brooklyn (OCB) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Jay Meetze. The company enriches cultural life by offering affordable performances of a wide range of repertoire sung concert style in intimate spaces by talented local artists accompanied by piano. Showcasing opera in this fashion allows for direct engagement with the art form. In this way OCB helps to stimulate and educate audiences, allowing opera to flourish.