Light Opera of New York (LOONY) is a New York City based, professional, not-for-profit company committed to sustaining and expanding the appreciation of operetta by producing live performances that provide the community with the musical, cultural and educational benefits of the art form.
Over the years we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Victor Herbert’s birth with productions of Naughty Marietta, Mlle. Modiste and The Red Mill as well as other classic American Operettas like The Desert Song, The Vagabond King and The Student Prince. We have four recent CD releases of Herbert's Orange Blossoms and The Only Girl, Jerome Kern's Sally and Offenbach's The Island of Tulipatan.
LOONY is now entering its eleventh year of presenting classic operetta from a 21st-century perspective and is thrilled at the prospect of preserving, nurturing and sharing the joy of operetta for generations to come.
LOONY, as is the case with most small theater organizations, relies not only on attendees of our events to cover our annual program and operating costs, but also on generous donations from individual sponsors and from funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and foundations such as the Victor Herbert Foundation and tha Marta Heflin Foundation. If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to LOONY, please follow the links on this page to make a donation.