Catch soprano Michelle Areyzaga in performances of excerpts from new operas With blood, With Ink and Revolution of Forms as part of New York City Opera’s VOX 2010 on April 30-May 1. Performances take place at The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University, 556 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South).

New York City Opera’s VOX is an exciting opera lab of new works that offers American composers and librettists the opportunity to hear their works with a full orchestra and excellent artists. Every year, VOX presents up to twelve new, previously un-produced works from both emerging and established composers in orchestra readings that are free and open to the public. For the last half century, New York City Opera has been a leader in the development of American opera. City Opera has an unmatched repertory of American works including those of over 50 American composers and shaped an American aesthetic for opera through the world premieres of more than 25 American operas. To date, the festival has presented excerpts from 70 new operas with more than 30 going on to full productions — four at City Opera and the remainder at other opera companies, including Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, Michigan Opera Theater and the Sante Fe Opera.