Teatro Nuovo’s performing debut will be a nine-day festival, July 28-August 5 2018. It will be housed in the beautiful Performing Arts Center of SUNY Purchase – ideally convenient to New York City operagoers and the longtime local audiences of Bel Canto at Caramoor alike.

The headline events will be semi-staged productions of Rossini’s Tancredi and Giovanni Simone Mayr’s Medea in Corinto. Rossini needs no introduction to opera-goers; Mayr, the teacher and lifelong friend of Donizetti, was a towering figure in the early history of Bel Canto and is long overdue for revival.

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Georgia Jarman and Tamara Mumford in Aureliano in Palmira at Caramoor (c)Gabe Palacio

Georgia Jarman and Tamara Mumford in Aureliano in Palmira at Caramoor (c)Gabe Palacio

Also planned are a major orchestral concert featuring instrumental music linked to vocal style and operatic traditions, daily vocal recitals and chamber music programs, and a full range of the master-class, lecture, and panel-discussion events that have built a loyal public on Caramoor opera days.

Fragment from a 19th-century manuscript of ornaments for Tancredi

Fragment from a 19th-century manuscript of ornaments for Tancredi