We collaborate with the opera community’s emerging artists and help fulfill their vision of creating new operas and new adaptations of existing operas.

New Vision for NYC Opera is a non-profit arts organization founded by Gene Kaufman with the mission of making opera available to the general public and to promote opera education.

Below you will find our current projects and events.


KEY PIANISTS is a concert series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, presented by Terry Eder.

KEY PIANISTS' mission is to bring to the New York stage and audiences pianists deserving of a stage at Carnegie Hall for their intelligence, sensitivity and insight. These are musicians who have had substantial performance experience throughout their career and who have mature musicianship to offer music lovers. Artists will be invited to perform the repertoire in which they specialize or have a particular affinity.


North of History welcomes under-represented artists in the form of interactive installations, exhibits, performance art and concerts in a 1,000 square foot pop-up gallery located at 445 Columbus Avenue in the Upper West Side.

The single-room space was designed as a white box gallery to act as a blank canvas for thematic art featured throughout the year. The space has a relaxed, lounge-like feel, with a barista on hand to serve coffee while visitors take in the art.


Tibet’s great folk hero, Milarepa, celebrated in new production of Mila, an Opera to Debut January 12 as Part of the Annual PROTOTYPE Festival. Commissioned by Gene Kaufman’s New Vision for NYC Opera, Mila explores universal themes of personal transformation and redemption through tibetan ritual music.

Mila will be performed on January 12th and 13th, at 1:00pm, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Mila is composed by Andrea Clearfield, directed by Kevin Newbury, and conducted by Manoj Kamps, with libretto by Jean-Claude van Itallie and Lois Walden.