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OCB on Jeopardy TV Quiz ShowThe category was HOPE THIS ISN’T AN OPERA CATEGORY: The gameboard. “Fuhgeddaboudit! The Opera Co. of this NYC borough performs in unusual venues, like people’s living rooms” It was answered correctly, Brooklyn. 


OCB artists appeared on Good Morning America with MythBusters.





American Record Guide November/December 2003 – The Virtual Orchestra: Technology: here to stayBy Shirley Fleming


Classical Singer Magazine, September 2006, Opera Company of Brooklyn’s Founder Brings Opera to 21st Century Audiences – by Julie S. Halpern “Jay Meetze is changing the public perception of opera…Meetze’s common sense approach, coupled with an infectious enthusiasm, would be hard for even the most opera-phobic to resist… The company was well prepared and the singers and orchestra obviously appreciated Meetze’s loving attention to detail. He has a keen ear for nuance, and made subtle adjustments that were particularly helpful.”


CNN: Tips From The Top by Betty Nguyen – “Conductor Jay Meetze has been instrumental in making opera accessible to a wider audience. Meetze attracts a new generation of music lovers…”



Crain’s New York BusinessOpera Houses in Private Homes by Miriam Kreinin Souccar


Encyclopedia BritannicaBravo for opera’s new innovator by Alair Townsend


New York Daily NewsFigaro on 25th Street by Howard Kissel, March 10, 2008 – “That puts the emphasis where it should be — on the singers, all of whom were young and vibrant. They reminded me of the youth and vibrancy of the piece itself… the sublime ensemble numbers rang through the space with clarity and shimmer. It was a joyful afternoon, a reminder that opera was once a “pop” art and, under the right circumstances, still is..” 


New York Daily News: November, 2007, Opera on the piers, with a touch of garage music by Rachel Monahan


New York Magazine: ‘Only the Voices are Huge’ by Justin Davidson


The New York Post Tuesday, August 12, 2003, p. 36 – A Synthesizer Plays in Brooklyn, By Shirley Fleming – “Conductor Jay Meetze’s Flute was a game, witty and endearing…”


The New York Times August 11, 2003, p. E3 – A ‘Magic Flute’ on the Stage With Invisible Instruments in the Orchestra By Jeremy Eichler – “Jay Meetze, conductor…achieved impressive results. The orchestra followed Mr. Meetze lead quite aptly”


The New York Times, December 10, 2000, – Neighborhood Report: Brooklyn Up Close; Move over Zeffirelli: A New Opera Company Thinks Small by Hope Reeves


Opera News, 2006 Editors Choice: full-page review of OCB/Albany Records’ CD by F. PAUL DRISCOLL – “Jay Meetze offers sympathetic leadership to The Opera Company of Brooklyn.”


Opera NewsNovember 2003 – By Joshua Rosenblum – “…undeniably impressive.. .. The performance was well sung and winningly acted by a talented, intrepid cast.”


The Wall Street Journal Friday, 7 November 2003, p. A1 – Behind Surging Productivity: The Service Sector Delivers Firms Once Thought Immune To Boosting Worker Output Are Now Big Part of Trend More Mozart For Less by Jon E. Hilsenrath 


Columbia University’s Daily Spectator: ‘Alternative Operas Bring Perspective to the Stage by Ginia Sweeney


City Tech News & Events October 1, 2003 – ‘Missing Flutes’ Spark Controversy Over ‘Magic Flute’, Production Mounted at City Tech


Opera Jamboree December 1, 2000 – Inaugural Production: Opera Company of Brooklyn — A Triumph! By Howard Levin


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