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Opera Bites

A feast of opera treats!
performed with a piano trio

Friday, January 20, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 21, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 22, 2023 | 3:00 pm

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Longy School of Music of Bard College

27 Garden St.,

Cambridge, MA 02138

Opera Bites is back! BOC’s wildly popular evening of short operas performed in a cabaret setting returns with 7 brand new commissions! 

It’s a delicious program of bite-sized opera — 10-minute pieces performed in English and accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble — along with refreshments and libations. 

Featuring eight  10-minute operas written by contemporary American composers, six of which were commissioned and workshopped during Opera Bites: In the Studio.

The Operas


A Long Trip

Music by Jordan Kuspa

Libretto by Dan McGeehan


A Tall Order

Music by John Greer

Libretto by Sheri Wilner


Courthouse Bells

Music by Mary D. Watkins

Libretto by Anita Gonzalez


The Course We Set

Music by Johanny Navarro

Libretto by Amy Tofte



Music by Tony Solitro

Libretto by Joshua Brown

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Hamlet Investigations, Inc.

Music by Jonathan Shin

Libretto by Ellen Abrams


In the House of Serenity

Music by Beth Ratay

Libretto by Laura Fuentes


Last Train

Music by Carlos Carrillo

Libretto by Enzo Silon Surin

People Love Opera Bites!

"Delightfully thought-provoking and fun...a delicious program celebrating life’s sweetest and sometimes most sour moments with cleverness and heart."

"Boston Opera Collaborative struck gold again with this refined selection of short and sweet works."

The Theatre Times Review


"Most of the collaborative’s singers are early in their careers, and vibrant singing and dramatic know-how are obviously in no short supply, One can easily imagine bragging in a
few years that we saw some of them way back when."

The Boston Globe Review




Creative Team