Bare Opera is a women-run, alternative opera company in New York City reinventing the opera experience. With minimalist, modern aesthetics, our exceptional emerging artists bring you the bare essentials of opera—a candid, immersive theatrical experience with breathtakingly beautiful music at its core. Taking place in unconventional spaces like galleries and warehouses, we strive to strip opera of its clichés and create a visceral and intimate experience for audiences, experienced and new alike.




Kirsten Scott, Artistic Director

Min Lew, General Director Emeritus

Briana Hunter, Co-Artistic Director

Laetitia Ruccolo, Music Director

Sesto Quatrini, Principal Conductor

Colin Whiteman, Artistic Manager

Mariana Vanin, Press Director

 Laetitia Ruccolo & Min Lew

Laetitia Ruccolo & Min Lew