2017-18 Season

Past Events from 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

A celebration of RWO's amazing 10 years of existence, where we reminisced about our 2015 sold-out performances of Heartbreak Express, our first Video Opera Adam’s Run as part of the inaugural NY Opera Fest, and the Rhymes With Opera feature on the cover of Opera News Magazine. We also announced our spring mainstage production, Rumpelstiltskin, for Spring 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

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

 Poster by Ryan Leitner

Poster by Ryan Leitner

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

  • $50 VIP tickets for May 11 and May 18 (includes pre-show reception with the artists and preferred seating)
  • $20 General Admission for all performances

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.