NEW WORLDS: The 2019-20 Season

Robert / Salon

Season preview

Friday, September 27, 2019
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W. 37th Street, New York, NY

Our annual preview of the upcoming season, including performances by composers Adam Matlock, Ruby Fulton, and George Lam, including brand-new music that will be premiered in our May 2020 mainstage.


opera potluck salon

Wednesday, December 5, 2019
(Doors at 7pm, performances start at 7:30pm)
The Flea Theater
20 Thomas Street, New York, NY

Suggested donation: $10

Rhymes With Opera's popular Salon series features performances from NYC area musicians and ensembles. This edition of the Salon will also feature excerpts from Red Giant (music by Adam Matlock) performed by RWO ensemble members Elisabeth Halliday-Quan, Bonnie Lander and Robert Maril, as a special preview ahead of RWO’s mainstage production in May 2020.

It’s a potluck! Bring a dish to share, and enjoy the show!



Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 5:30pm
The Parlour Room Sessions at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Join the RWO ensemble as we present a retrospective of the ensemble's recent chamber opera premieres from 2012 to 2019, including excerpts from their May 2020 mainstage production of Adam Matlock and Brian Slattery's Red Giant at The Flea Theater. Other selections include their 10th-anniversary opera Rumpelstiltskin (music by Ruby Fulton and George Lam), On Loneliness and Solitude (music by Colin Read), and their critically acclaimed 2019 production of The Impossible She (music by Daniel Thomas Davis). This special performance will feature RWO ensemble members Elisabeth Halliday-Quan, Bonnie Lander, and Robert Maril, as well as conversations with the ensemble hosted by co-artistic director George Lam.


New York Opera Fest Kickoff Party

Date and Time TBD
National Opera Center
330 7th Ave, New York, NY

Rhymes With Opera is excited to again be part of the New York Opera Fest, a month-long celebration of local opera in New York City, supported and organized by the New York Opera Alliance.

For this festival opening event, RWO ensemble members will be performing excerpts from Adam Matlock’s Red Giant.

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Red GIant

Opera in One Act (RWO Commission)
Music by Adam Matlock
Libretto by Brian Slattery

Also featuring new works by RWO founders Ruby Fulton and George Lam

Friday, May 1, 2020, 8pm
Saturday, May 2, 2020, 8pm
Sunday, May 3, 2020, 2pm

The Flea Theater
20 Thomas Street, New York, NY

Rhymes With Opera presents Adam Matlock’s new sci-fi opera Red Giant - a compelling chamber opera that tells the story of three people who are lost in space, and struggling with the aftermath of humanity as their former home planet becomes uninhabitable. As a prelude to Red Giant, Rhymes With Opera will also present the New York premieres of Ruby Fulton’s flowing more freely and George Lam’s Such Sweet Sorrow.

Stage director Laine Rettmer (The Impossible She, Rumpelstiltskin) returns to create this new production for RWO, featuring RWO ensemble members Elisabeth Halliday-Quan, Bonnie Lander, and Robert Maril.