By Francisco Salazar
The New York City Opera has announced “Un Zoomo in Maschera”
The special year-end fundraiser will be released on social media and will include stars Anna Caterina Antonacci, Martina Arroyo, Jon Burton, Michael Chioldi, Lisa Chavez, Won Whi Choi, Mark Delavan, Alexander Birch Elliott, Elizabeth Futral, Latonia Moore, Meghan Picerno, Patricia Racette, Samuel Ramey, Mark Rucker, Kristin Sampson, Kevin Short, Diana Soviero, Brandie Sutton, Paulo Szot, Carol Vaness, Rolando Villazón, and Frederica von Stade.
Composers Iain Bell, Anthony Davis, Carlisle Floyd, Ricky Ian Gordon, and Tobias Picker, and librettist Mark Campbell were also included in this salute to New York City Opera in order to raise funds for the company as it battles the current shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New York City Opera recently postponed its 2020-21 season which was set to Ricky Ian Gordon’s “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis” and Anthony Davis’s “The Central Park Five.” Both productions are now planned for the 2021-22 season.