“Opera is trying so very hard to be cool again, giving into hackneyed techniques like liquoring up its audience or offering up scantily clad soprani. Bare Opera doesn’t need to try to be cool, because they already know they are cool. The sheer joy they take in performing Rossini’s work is infectious. This cast, crew, and production leave the audience breathless and exhilarated. Opera may be old fashioned—maybe—but Bare Opera knows it’s as relevant today as it was 200 years ago.”
— Alexis Rodda, Opera Today
“...a feisty little opera company. If you like young voices, up close and personal, castanetting up a storm, there are pleasures to be had here.”
— John Yohalem, Parterre Box
“Buzz words like ‘alternative’, ‘minimalist’, ‘immersive’, ‘intimate’, and ‘visceral’ can be tossed around as a cover for ‘cheap’ but Bare Opera lives up to its mission so effectively that we would follow them anywhere, even to a walk-up loft, hard by the toxic Gowanus Canal. The audience was far younger than that which we customarily see at the opera.”
— Meche Kroop, Voce di Meche


Tuesday October 3, 2017  |  7 PM

The Green Room 42, 570 Tenth Ave, New York, NY 10036

"afterWARds is an opera about the emotional battles that continue to rage after “war” is long over. It's an opera about displaced refugees, and the lingering, post-traumatic effects of war. But most of all, it's an opera about love, healing, and the resilience of the human spirit."

- David Paul

Using the words and music of Mozart's IDOMENEO – perhaps his rawest, most radical opera — in a reorganized and distilled 90-minute format, visionary and director David Paul shifts the opera's focus towards its four protagonists and their timeless – and timely – struggles for love and peace in a world full of carnage and destruction.

Following the workshop presentation, there will be a feedback section in which we welcome the audience to share their impressions and ask questions.



David Paul | Director

David Moody| Conductor

Caite Hevner | Projection Design

Laetitia Ruccolo| Bare Opera Music Director

Renate Rohlfing | Production Music Director



Boya Wei| Ilia

Marco Cammarota | Idomeneo

Kirsten Scott| Idamante

Katherine Whyte| Elettra