On October 20 and 22, the world premiere of Louis Karchin’s Jane Eyre with a libretto by Diane Osen based on Charlotte Bronte’s novel, will be staged by the Center for Contemporary Opera at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Jane Eyre, an opera in three acts, was presented in 2013 by the CCO in a workshop production at the Cell Theatre, and is Karchin’s second opera. Conducting will be the Grammy-nominated and CCO's Chief Conductor Sara Jobin, joined by Director Kristine McIntyre who will be making her New York City directing debut. The leading roles will be performed by Jennifer Zetlan and Ryan McPherson.
The Center for Contemporary Opera for more than 3 decades has been the leading opera company devoted exclusively to the development and production of modern operas, seen in both in the United States and abroad.