Any great love starts with passion, and Amore Opera is certainly no exception. A legacy of the Amato Opera Company (closed in 2009), Amore seeks to hold fast to Anthony Amato’s great tradition of bringing quality opera productions to the community and providing performance opportunities for aspiring opera singers. Its performances are held at the Connelly Theater on East 4th Street in the East Village.
When the closing of Amato Opera was announced, performers and a group of former Amato board members formed Amore Opera. With Amato’s blessing, Amore Opera secured sets, costumes and props from the Amato Opera Theater. The fledgling company strives to develop and grow while maintaining the great principles established by Anthony Amato over 60 years ago.
Many well known singers performed under Tony Amato’s baton, including Mignon Dunne and Delores Smady; Amato was hailed as a company where hundreds of singers in the US and abroad began their careers and honed their skills. The Amore Opera will continue to be a venue for singers, young and old, who are pursuing their passion for opera. Like the Amato Opera, Amore offers opera lovers an exceptional opportunity to hear high caliber singers perform well loved and nouveau operas at reasonable prices.
Tony Amato was passionate about opera and passionate in his desire to afford young singers a chance to perform. Amore Opera shares Tony’s great passions.
While some opera performances are sung in English, many performances are sung in the language an opera was written in, such as French, German or Italian.