fbpx

NEW YORK CITY OPERA

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
RICKY IAN GORDON’S

“THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS”

Libretto by MICHAEL KORIE

Based on the novel by GIORGIO BASSANI
Directed and choreographed by RICHARD STAFFORD

a co-production with
NATIONAL YIDDISH THEATRE FOLKSBIENE

AT EDMOND J. SAFRA HALL
FOLKSBIENE’S THEATRICAL HOME
LOCATED INSIDE
THE MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE – A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST

The story of an aristrocratic Italian-Jewish family, the Finzi-Continis, who believe they will be immune to the changes happening around them on the eve of World War II

NYTF and New York City Opera (Michael Capasso, General Director) join forces to present the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon‘s (Intimate Apparel, Ellen West) new opera The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, based on Giorgio Bassani’s 1962 novel (considered a modern classic which is also the basis for Vittorio De Sica’s 1970 film adaptation starring Dominique Sanda and Helmet Berger – a 1972 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film).

With a libretto by Michael Korie (Flying Over Sunset, War Paint, Grey Gardens), The Garden Of The Finzi-Continis is set on the eve of World War II and tells the story of an aristocratic Italian-Jewish family, the Finzi-Continis, who believe they will be immune to the changes happening around them. As they make a gracious haven for themselves in their garden, walling out the unpleasantness of the world outside, Italy forms its alliance with Germany and begins to enforce anti-Semitic racial laws. But the Finzi-Continis discover too late that no one is immune, no one is untouchable.

A strictly limited engagement begins on January 19, 2022.

“We are proud to co-produce the world premiere of The Garden of The Finzi-Continis by Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie,” said Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. “This important new work illuminates an important part of Italian Jewish history, and sadly, its themes of discrimination and antisemitism still resonate in our world today.”

“THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS continues New York City Opera’s mission to produce new and important works by American composers,” said Mr. Capasso.

Creative Team

Music by Ricky Ian Gordon

Libretto by Michael Korie, based on the novel by Giorgio Bassani

Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford

Conductor: James Lowe

Set Designer: John Farrell

Lighting Designer: Susan Roth

Costume Designer: Ildikó Debreczeni

January 19 – 30, 2022

FAQ

National Yiddish Theatre will require vaccinations for audience members, as well as performers, backstage crew, and theatre staff, for all performances through October 2021. Masks will also be required for audiences inside the theatre, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. Under the policy, guests will need to be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine in order to attend a show and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the theatre with their valid ticket and photo ID. “Fully vaccinated” means the performance date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

**Guests who do not comply with these policies will be denied entry or asked to leave the theatre.**

  • The Garden of the Finzi-Continis will be presented in person. 
  • Performances: January 19 – 30, 2022

This policy is meant to provide flexibility in the event a guest may be unable to attend a show due to illness, travel restrictions, or any other circumstances.

Click here for the complete Exchange & Refund Policy

  • Refund or exchange requests must be submitted no later than 14 days prior to the performance.
  • You can submit a refund or exchange request form at this link: Refunds & Exchanges Form or call our office at 212-655-2673  to submit this request. 
  • All requests must come from the original ticket buyer.
  • Please be sure to enter your information accurately. This will help us to take care of your request as quickly as possible.
  • All form fields are required unless otherwise indicated.
  • We will respond to your request within 48 hours.
  • If we have any questions about your request we will reach out to you at the email address you provide.
  • You will receive confirmation once/if your request has been completed.
  •  

National Yiddish Theatre is located at:

Edmond J. Safra Plaza 
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280

For directions click HERE

Yes, the theatre is wheelchair accessible. Please note there are steps to the balcony section.

Please follow this link to make a donation: DONATE HERE

The charge should appear as TMANIA TICKETS.