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Three unfettered fêtes celebrating opera in a whole new way!

When is opera a party? When is a party theater? When it’s The Opera Party, a new WQXR series in The Greene Space!

Join MET Opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo, our host, curator and grand marshal, for three unfettered fêtes full of high notes and low bars. Opera stars share the evening with chefs, raconteurs and genre-busting artists in striking environments tailored for each event with Art direction and Edible Design by artist Doug Fitch.

Hear world-class live performances and enjoy delectable dishes created to match the music, with drinks you can take to your seat. Dramatic, quirky, and intimate, the Opera Party celebrates opera in a whole new way.

“Loveable, contemporary and flat-out just funny” — WhereNYC


→ Purchase individual tickets below for $30.




Mistaken Identities
Mon, April 17 at 7pm 


Mistakes have never been so fun. Join us for an evening of deception, reinvention, and alternate realities co-hosted by F. Paul Driscoll, editor in chief of Opera News. 

Revel in performances by trail-blazing countertenor David Daniels, food that isn’t quite what it seems by James Beard Award-winning chef Patrick Connolly and interactive sculpture sure to shatter your expectations.



Secrets of the Opera
Mon, May 15 at 7pm


From backstage secrets to onstage gossip, find out just how much life imitates art to operatic proportions.

Revel in the splendor of MET Opera Star Ailyn Perez’s soprano, amuse bouches by chef Antoine Westermann of Le Coq Rico and a novel way to confess some salacious secrets of your own. Co-hosted by writer, storyteller and performer Justin Sayre.



Pride Without Prejudice
Thurs, June 22 at 7pm 

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Loosen the laces of your corset for WQXR’s first official celebration of NYC Pride Week.

Our final Opera Party of the season features co-host and performance artist, author and cabaret artist Justin Vivian Bond for a searing romp with tenor and force-of-nature Anthony Dean Griffey, a surreal confection by cake-maker Elizabeth Hodes and enticing opportunities to show off just how much pride you feel.