For their 2018-19 season opener, BOC will present Opera Bites – A Feast of 10-Minute Operas. Shows will run October 26-28 at Longy School of Music of Bard College. This is the fourth annual production of Opera Bites, produced in collaboration with Longy, performed in a cabaret style setting with food and drink. This season’s production includes 7 short operas, 6 of which are brand new commissions by composers Marti Epstein, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Eva Kendrick, Rachel Peters, Tony Solitro, and Scott Wheeler, and one U.S. premiere by British composer Sam Wilson. These bite-sized operas run between 10 and 15 minutes and are accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble conducted by Dan Ryan. The stories explore a range of scenarios, from the comic consequences of a deadly fortune cookie to the divergent lives of sisters who grew up during WWII.