Opera Company of Brooklyn (OCB) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2000 by Artistic & Music 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.
The Opera Company of Brooklyn (OCB) was founded in 2000 by artists to promote talented singing actors, while providing affordable and accessible opera to all, thus building new audiences for the art form. Our extensive repertoire has covered everything from classics like Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro to 20th century masterpieces such as Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites. We have performed all over the city from private residences to the Voorhees Theatre at the New York City College of Technology. The company has also performed new works like Thomas Pasatieri’s La Divina, an opera about the last days of a famous diva supposedly based on Maria Callas. Meetze recorded the opera where internationally renown soprano Sheri Greenawald, now the head of San Francisco Opera, Merola Young Artist program, performed. Our innovative company has been featured on Jeopardy, Good Morning America, and CNN.
Aida, Alcina, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Amelia Goes to the Ball, Attila, Ariadne auf Naxos, Un ballo in maschera, Carmen, Dialogues des Carmellites, Hansel and Gretel, Il barbiere di Siviglia, La bohème, Carmen, Giulio Cesare, La Clemenza di Tito, Così fan tutte, Dido and Aeneas, La Divina, Electra, L’elisir d’amore, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Faust, Fidelio, La fille du régiment, Die Fledermaus, La Gioconda, Don Giovanni, Idomeneo, The Italian Girl in Algiers, Falstaff, Fidelio, Korczak’s Orphans, Liebeslieder Waltzes, Lucia di Lammermoor, Madama Butterfly, The Medium, Mozart’s Der Messias, Nabucco, Le nozze di Figaro, Eugene Onegin,Verdi’s Otello, I Pagliacci, Don Pasquale, I Puritani, The Rake’s Progress, Das Rheingold, Rigoletto, Roméo et Juliette, La Rondine, Salome, Der Schauspieldirektor, Simon Boccanegra, Suor Angelica, Susannah, Il tabarro, The Tales of Hoffmann, Signor Deluso, The Telephone, Thais, La traviata, Tosca, Trouble in Tahiti, Il Trovatore, Die Walküre, Werther
COLLABORATIONS – VENUES Art/NY’s
Fort Greene Auditorium, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater- The Joan Weill Center for Dance, Bargemusic, Barnard College, Brooklyn Bar Association: Annual Dinner at Marriott, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party, Brooklyn Heights First Unitarian Church, Brooklyn Museum of Art: Eternal Egypt Exhibition, Brooklyn Public Libraries: Main Branch and Brooklyn Heights, CAMI Hall, First Street Gallery, Columbia University, Freeport Memorial Library – Long Island, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, ICO Art & Music Gallery, Katonah United Methodist Church, Liederkranz Club, Marymount Manhattan College: Adult Continuing Education course in opera, Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church, Midori and Friends, Northside Piers, NYC College of Technology’s Voorhees Theatre and Klitgord Auditorium, New York City Public Schools, Phillipa Schuyler Middle School, Plymouth Church, Pratt Institute: Student Welcome Week, Science Skills Center High School, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Saint James Church, St. Teresa’s Church, Studios 353, The Young Women’s Leadership School.
Opera Company of Brooklyn (OCB)
33 Indian Road, 600 W 218th Street, # 1G, when you enter, go left and up to floor 1.
New York, NY 10034
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