Teatro Nuovo

Organization Member

Contact Information

9092860407, 9092860407


Purchase, New York

Type of Organization

Festivals, Performing Ensemble


Teatro Nuovo is a young organization devoted to cutting-edge interpretation of classic Italian opera. Our mission is threefold: First, to offer exciting revivals of neglected Bel Canto masterworks alongside freshly re-studied interpretations of familiar ones.  Second, to ally virtuoso singing at the highest level with historically-informed performing styles and orchestral instruments of the era. Third, to train young musicians in the special skills required to bring this thrilling repertory to life. 

The ensemble was created to continue and expand the work of “Bel Canto at Caramoor,” a program that from 1997 to 2017 won steady international acclaim for its revivals of Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, and Verdi, while also training over 500 young singers, many of them now prominent on stages worldwide.

Teatro Nuovo debuted in July 2018 with a nine-day festival and a six-week training program, presenting semi-staged concert performances of Rossini’s Tancredi and Mayr’s Medea in Corinto, along with related concerts, recitals, lectures, and public master-classes. In addition to taking over the renowned vocal program established at Caramoor, Teatro Nuovo introduced a new, handpicked orchestra of period-instrument performers, bringing this approach to 19th-century opera for the first time in America. Our long-term goal is to build, from the summer program and its alumni, a stable performing ensemble to carry exciting Bel Canto interpretations to audiences worldwide.


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