The People's Opera: New York City Opera's 2013-2014 Season

A project in New York, NY by New York City Opera

Cancelled by Creator

The People's Opera needs your help to produce a thrilling 2013-2014 season!
Backers: 2108
Average Pledge Per Backer: $143

Funded: $301,019 of $1,000,000
Dates: Sep 8th -> Sep 30th (23 days)
Project By: New York City Opera
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Latest News

Failed Kickstarter Forces NYC Opera to File for Bankruptcy

October 2nd - via: mashable.com
The New York City Opera failed to raise enough money on Kickstarter and from donors offline, forcing the troupe to file for bankruptcy as a result. (Read More)

Kickstarter Campaign Fails; New York City Opera to File for Bankruptcy

October 1st - via: thewrap.com
"People's Opera" fails to raise $7 million it needs to launch another season (Read More)

Kickstarter Campaign Fails; New York City Opera to File for Bankruptcy

October 1st - via: imdb.com
It’s curtains for New York City Opera after 70 years of producing award-winning and critically acclaimed theatrical events. (Read More)

Thank you

September 30th - via: kickstarter.com
It is with much regret that we announce the end of our fundraising campaign on Kickstarter and the cancellation of the 2013-2014 Season. New York City Opera did not achieve the goal of its emergency appeal, and the board and management will begin the... (Read More)

The Failures of Crowdfunding: No, Kickstarter Cannot Support an Opera Company

September 30th - via: theatlantic.com
A $1 million experiment looks likely to fail.  (Read More)

Thank You For Your Support!

September 26th - via: kickstarter.com
First and foremost, thank you for your continued support of NYC Opera! We're thrilled to see the outpouring of pledges, donations, and messages we've received in response to our news in The New York Times and AP.Plácido Domingo, who launched his... (Read More)

NYC Opera may file for bankruptcy

September 26th - via: crainsnewyork.com
The beleaguered company's board voted to start winding down its operations as its effort to raise $1 million through a Kickstarter campaign falls flat. (Read More)

From tenor Richard Troxell

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Anna Nicole star Richard Troxell talks about how New York City Opera has shaped his career.  Thanks for your support, Richard! And be sure to check out Richard on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where he sings an operatic version of an American... (Read More)

How to Crowdfund a Million Dollar Arts Project

September 19th - via: pbs.org
The “People’s Opera” has struggled in recent years. It closed its doors in 2008 for a refurbishment that coincided with the Financial Crisis, and has struggled to make ends meet since then. Organizers describe the crowdfunding campaign as “urgent,” but it is only a slice of a larger call for $7 million by the end of September. If the overall campaign fails, the 70-year-old Opera will suspend its program after the first opera of the season, Anna Nicole. As of 6pm on Monday, the outlook for the crowdfunding portion of that goal is not good — Kicktraq’s trend algorithm is currently projecting an endpoint of around $250,000. I’m no authority whatsoever on the Opera’s history and its viability, so my comments here relate specifically to the crowdfunding campaign. (Read More)

From Director Michael Counts

September 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Watch a new video from Michael Counts (2011's Monodramas, 2013's Moses in Egypt, our upcoming production of Endimione) as he shares his experience with New York City Opera. You can see more of Michael's work with NYC Opera below!From last season's... (Read More)

New York City Opera Fights for Survival Using Kickstarter

September 17th - via: wqxr.org
When New York City Opera turned to Kickstarter as part of an emergency effort to raise $1 million by September 30, it did so against some immense odds: the fundraising website has seldom hosted a successful million-dollar campaign, and never in the service of a performing arts institution. (Read More)

ANNA NICOLE opens today!

September 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Opera-Lovers!We're so thrilled to have passed the $100,000 mark, right in time for the U.S. Premiere of Anna Nicole! Join us now through September 28th for the dazzling new co-production with BAM at the Howard Gilman Opera House. Check out... (Read More)

Support from Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts

September 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Michael Fram, Music Teacher and Assistant Principal at Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts, posted this wonderful video on our comments page. Watch the video to learn about the importance of NYC Opera's educational programming to the... (Read More)

New Ticket Reward Levels

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Opera-lovers, Thank you for your support! We're delighted to have surpassed the $75,000 mark, thanks to your wonderful generosity.   We wanted to let you know that we’ve just released more tickets to our April 2014 production of The Marriage... (Read More)

New York City Opera Starts Kickstarter to Combat Money Woes

September 12th - via: mashable.com
The New York City Opera is in financial trouble, and it has turned to Kickstarter to raise $1 million of the $20 million it needs to stay afloat. (Read More)

The New York City Opera, Facing Budget Crisis, Turns to Kickstarter

September 10th - via: entertainment.time.com
The financially troubled New York City Opera may not have a 2014-15 season, and its 2013 season may be forced to run short as the company considers its financial options. (Read More)

We've passed $50,000!

September 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Opera-lovers,Thank you for all of your support! We're so excited to see this project get off to such a fantastic start.As you can see below, New York City Opera has given artists a chance to perform at some of New York's most prominent venues.... (Read More)

Slipped Disc editorial: Next on Kickstarter, the Minnesota Orchestra?

September 9th - via: artsjournal.com
The attempt by New York City Opera to raise $1 million on the popular crowdfunding site has aroused much disquiet, both among arts specialists and in new media circles. Kickstarter exists to raise cash for new ideas. It is a online lifeline for those who cannot raise cash elsewhere. (Read More)

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