NY Opera Fest

Monday, May 16th, 7:30 PM at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church, NYC.

The International Brazilian Opera Company

will be presenting at

The New York Opera Alliance’s

NYOA Next.

 from the opera Tamanduá by João MacDowell

featuring soprano Kristin Young

aria: Packing Escher

from the opera Plastic Flowers by João MacDowell

featuring countertenor Cristian Zaragoza

aria: Penelope’s Conclusion

The concert features performances from NYOA company productions that will be presented later in NYOperaFest 2022, as well as previews of productions planned for later this year and in 2023 and 2024.

You’ll see a mixture of contemporary opera (with some world premieres), 20th Century works and Traditional Canon.

Groups planning to present include America Opera Project, Bronx Opera, Collectio Musicorum, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Encompass New Opera Theatre, Harlem Opera Theater, Hunter Opera Theater, International Brazilian Opera Company, Lighthouse Opera Company, MORE Opera, Opera Praktikos, Regina Opera, Untitled Theater Company No. 61, and Welltone New Music.

Join us for a peek at the future!

Tickets, which are only $20 for General and $10 for Students/Seniors can be purchased via this link: https://nyoanext.bpt.me/

Premiering in the Fall 2022:

Plastic Flowers 

an opera by João MacDowell

Counter-tenor Cristian Zaragoza as Penelope

Conducted by Maestra Priscila Santana

Stage Direction by Jonathan Arak

Creative Direction by Athena Azevedo

Costume Design by Raxann Chin

Projection Art by Cila MacDowell

Produced by the International Brazilian Opera Company



PLASTIC FLOWERS is a hybrid fashion opera for solo counter-tenor in drag, starring counter-tenor Cristian Zaragoza as Penelope. The opera explores themes of our fabricated universe of consumerism through stories of love lost. Plastic Flowers is a hedonistic homage to fashion’s decadence and a power-anthem for self-acceptance and self-love.

Coming Soon:

Plastic Flowers

Premiering In he Fall 2023: