Click here to schedule a January 31 audition.

January 24, Verdi’s Attila
Odabella, Eudora Brown (Jody Doktor)
Foresto, Luke Grooms (Byron Singleton, Jonathan Charles Tay)
Ezio, Joseph Flaxman (Gerald Yarbray)
Attila, Matthew Burns (Scott Tomlinson, Ivan Amaro)
Uldino, Jon Thomas Olson (Jonathan Charles Tay, James Grandjean)
Leone, Scott Tomlinson (Ivan Amaro, Jonathan Dauermann)
Pianist, James Besser (Naoko Aita)
Conductor, Jay Meetze 
February 7, 2014 Mozart’s Idomeneo
Ilia, Caitlin Mead (Kristen Charpentier, Rachel Hippert, Kristin Young)
ElectraRachel Hippert (Noelle Banks, Alexis Cregger)
Idamante, Francesca Erni (Melissa Serluco)
Idomeneo, Brent Turner (Christopher Eaglin, Jon Thomas Olson)
Arbace, Gerald Yarbray (Joseph Flaxman)
High Priest, Byron Singleton (Jon Thomas Olson)
Voice of Neptune, Scott Tomlinson
Pianist, Susan Morton
Conductor, Jay Meetze 
March 7, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale
Don Pasquale, Jorge Ocasio (Ivan Amaro)
Norina, Kristin Renee Young (Amy Palomo, Nikoleta Rallis)
Ernesto, Luke Grooms (Jonathan Brinson)
Dr. Malatesta, Alex Boyd
Notary, James Grandjean
Pianist, Susan Morton
Conductor, Jay Meetze

Opera Company of Brooklyn (OCB) brings you our famous and casual Bring Your Own Beverage (BYOB) Opera Series. Artist biographies are below.

In living rooms, hear and mingle with top-flight artists, bring drinks and we’ll provide cups and snacks. After shows, receive a free drink at the Indian Road Café by showing your program. Shows begin at 7PM and are located in upper Manhattan at W. 218th Street & Indian Road, west of Seaman Avenue. Seating is limited so buy fast. The exact address is given after tickets are purchased online, via USPS, or in person at Indian Road Café. Adults = $35, 2 for $50. Students with ID = $25 or 2 for $40. To buy seats in person, drop off cash/check in an envelope to a barista at Indian Road Café. Include your name, email address and the date/s or operas you wish to attend. Buy online: Mail checks to OCB, 33 Indian Road, 1G, NY, NY 10034.


In the Press

OCB was featured on the Jeopardy quiz show, Good Morning America with MythBustersCNNNational Public Radio, 1010 WINS, reviews and articles (some front-page and full-page) in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, NY Post and NY Daily News, New York Magazine, American Record Guide, Opera News and Crain’s New York Business. The company’s Grammy-nominated CD, Divas, on Albany Records and featuring music by and with American composer, Thomas Pasatieri, was named “Critic’s Choice” and “Best of the year” by Metropolitan Opera’s Opera News magazine.
Quotes from the Press
“Magic is wielded in the hands of Meetze!” – American Record Guide
“Jay Meetze attracts a new generation of music lovers.” – CNN 
“Undeniably impressive.” – Metropolitan Opera’s Opera News
“Jay Meetze achieved impressive results” – The New York Times 
“Meetze’s Flute was a game, witty and endearing.” – New York Post
“It was a reminder that opera is still a “pop” art.” – New York Daily News 
“It’s to bring in the newer, younger audiences” – New York Daily News
Seeking Board Members, volunteers/interns
Join the many OCB alumni who are now in leading positions with major opera houses. Click here to email cover your letter and resume.

Click here for videos on our Youtube Channel. Visit our webpage – join us on FacebookClick here to read Classical Singer Magazine’s article, “Young Artist Program Directors Speak Up,” including our very own Maestro Meetze.

Click here to join OCB’s Board of Directors; EMAIL your complete resume/vita. Members support the mission and fiscal/programmatic governance, attend at least two performances per year, participate in quarterly meetings and pledge a minimum contribution of $50 a month ($600 per year) which may be funded through grants, personal contributions and employer matched funds. Members advise on: Accounting, Education, Fundraising, Legal, Marketing/PR, Production.

To present operas and broaden local cultural offerings through collaborations; to promote talent by providing them with performance opportunities. OCB, founded in 2000, creates accessible performances by drawing great artists from the rich resources of the New York Metro area, and allows them to share their enthusiasm and love for the art form with audiences.
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