The New York Opera Society (NYOS) supports the development of highly talented professional artists’ careers through the identification, funding and production of first-rate performance opportunities and expands audiences for the traditional and contemporary operatic repertoire.
Highlights from its most recent seasons include a new production of Falstaff for its annual festival in southern France under the baton of Emmanuel Plasson and l’Ensemble Instrumental du Pays de Cocagne; concerts of contemporary Spanish music for guitar, piano and voice by Guggenheim Fellow and Juilliard faculty Ricardo Llorca, at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute and the Chicago Cultural Center; an acclaimed orchestral evening of Italian Bel Canto for Wounded Warriors under the baton of Maestro Carlo Rizzari at the Italian Embassy; and widely celebrated Gershwin and Joplin concerts featuring International Distinguished Artist in Residence, soprano Christina Clark, at the National Gallery of Art and the World FInancial Center.
NYOS annually tours a new production of an extant work abroad; features a contemporary opera or new commission in the United States; hosts a Salon Series and an International Artist in Residence Program; supports outreach in underserved communities; and runs a training program called Les Jeunes Solistes. The NYOS’ artistic endeavors regularly involve local practitioners, organizations and musicians. The Society is led by its Executive Director Jennifer Cho, who has received numerous awards for her work in music since completing her studies as a dual alumna from Northwestern University, and by a dedicated Board of Directors chaired by its accomplished president A.T. Nguyen.
A.T. Nguyen, Chair
Jennifer Cho, Executive Director