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About Us

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. 



Click on the button above to make a donation online.

To make a donation by mail:

Make check payable to Light Opera of New York and mail to 

Light Opera of New York
PO Box 1943
New York, NY 10101

Please enclose instructions on how you would like to be recognized in our production materials. If you wish to remain anonymous, please also indicate so.

All or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution.  Please check with your tax advisor.



AUDITIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.  For those have a confirmed audition slot and still need to pay the application fee, you can continue to do so by clicking here.

Light Opera of New York is seeking all voice types (Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, Bass) for our upcoming series of concerts and Herbert’s The Naughty Marietta. Check out our previous season’s recordings on iTunes and Spotify (Orange Blossoms, The Only Girl, Sally, The Island of Tulipatan) to hear some of our work!

Dates and Submission Details
Friday, November 10 - 7-10PM
Friday, November 17 -  7-10PM
Friday, December 1 - 6-10PM

Please prepare two selections, at least one should be in English. Auditions will be held at Opera America located at 330 7th Avenue

$15 Application Fee.

Please submit your resume and headshot to info@lightoperaofnewyork.org