The New York Opera Festival and The Greene Space present a world-premiere opera composed over the last 24 hours by an all-star team of local composers, writers and performers, plus excerpts from their upcoming festival shows. Expect to hear an incredible cross section of what New York City opera sounds like outside of the Met Opera, and how it deals with urgent topics ranging from politics to LGBTQ rights to global warming to toxic masculinity.
To celebrate 10 years in The Greene Space, join us for a nonstop 24-hour marathon of live journalism, music, art, performances and parties with all the New York Public Radio fam — plus a few surprises from our friends.
And because no marathon is complete without a can-they-do-it stunt, here’s ours: In partnership with the New York Opera Festival, we’re challenging a team of artists to create an original 10-minute opera in just one day. It’ll be inspired by a prompt they’ll receive as the marathon begins and they’ll perform it on Saturday at 12 pm, after the marathon ends.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-decade, totally New York, only-in-The Greene Space birthday party!