Literes’s “Los Elementos” in the New Yorker

We announced last week that the New York City Opera will soon give the NYC premiere of Spanish composer Antonio Literes’s opera Los Elementos, in an original production for which our director Antoni Pizà served as an adviser, in addition to writing program notes. The May 8th issue of The New Yorker has some interesting coverage of the opera, in “The Intriguing Return of Baroque Opera.” In this article, Russell Platt gives some background of Literes, “whom Handel could have claimed as a colleague,” and a few of the interesting aspects of the opera, such as its all female cast (following baroque Spanish custom).

The opera opens May 4th at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, through May 7th. Don’t miss this chance to see some little-performed opera! Tickets begin at $25.