2017-18 Season

Our Tenth Anniversary Season

Robert / Salon

10TH ANNIVERSARY Season celebration

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W. 37th Street, New York, NY
$20 Suggested Donation

A celebration of RWO's amazing 10 years of existence: we'll reminisce about our 2015 sold-out performances of Heartbreak Express, our first Video Opera Adam’s Run as part of the inaugural NY Opera Fest, the Rhymes With Opera feature on the cover of Opera News Magazine, and announce more about our spring mainstage production, Rumpelstiltskin, in 2018!

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adam's run TOUR

October 20 - 21, 2017
The Witching Hour
Iowa City, IA

Ruby Fulton and Baynard Woods's Adam's Run, Rhymes With Opera's first-ever video opera, is a dark comedy set in a dystopic future world, amidst chaotic and extreme weather, where two television hosts vie to be the most watched in America.



Saturday, November 4, 2017

Arts On Site
12 St Marks Place, New York, NY
Free Admission; $10 Suggested Donation

The return of Rhymes With Opera's popular Salon series featuring performances from Opera on Tap New Brew, Murmur Waves Ensemble, and Stone Mason Projects. In addition, this Salon will include a special preview performance of Rumpelstiltskin by RWO co-artistic directors Ruby Fulton and George Lam, which will premiere in Spring 2018!

10th anniversary mainstage:


Music by Ruby Fulton and George Lam
Libretto by John Clum
Based on the Rumpelstiltskin fable

Friday, May 11, 2018, 8pm
Saturday, May 12
, 2018, 8pm
Friday, May 18, 2018, 8pm
Saturday, May 19
, 2018, 8pm
World Premiere
124 Bank Street Theatre
124 Bank St, New York, NY

To conclude our Tenth Anniversary season, Rhymes With Opera presents an original take on the Brothers Grimm's Rumpelstiltskin, telling the story of a fantastical creature who grapples with the two sides of its personality, and who ultimately splits apart to wander the world alone. This is a unique collaborative opera by RWO co-artistic directors Ruby Fulton and George Lam, with an original libretto by John Clum.