Secret Opera Experience

Italian Opera in NY


Travel back in time to 1826 and experience one of history's most iconic performances ever. The Friends of the Erben Organ, the Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral, and the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari are pleased to present this unique concert at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, a 200-year old National Historic Landmark. Through research by Basilica Music Director Jared Lamenzo and Italian musicologist Francesco Zimei, the concert recreates the 1826 Benefit Concert for the Orphanage. The concert is essentially an oratorio of sacred music by well-known composers such as Handel and Haydn, as well as largely unknown works by Zingarelli and Cimarosa. Book your reservation and listen to the harmony and melodies of history.