US Premiere | Opera-Theatre

4.48 Psychosis

January 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, & 12 at 8PM | Post-show conversation on Jan 11 at Baruch Performing Arts Center


Straight from the Royal Opera’s sold-out production, PROTOTYPE presents the US premiere of the contemporary opera that has the entire world buzzing. Composed of 24 fragmented episodes, Sarah Kane’s chilling final play details the experience of clinical depression and reveals an individual’s struggle to come to terms with their own psychosis. Philip Venables’ greatly acclaimed operatic adaptation, directed by Ted Huffman and conducted by Richard Baker, explores the search for love and happiness and the struggle for identity through a fusion of opera and spoken text. 4.48 Psychosis brings a new resonance to the last creative utterances of one of the most courageous young British writers of her generation.


Produced by PROTOTYPE in association with New Vision for Opera NYC and Baruch Performing Arts Center


4.48 Psychosis is a production from the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, London. This production was first seen at the Lyric, Hammersmith on 24 May 2016.


4.48 Psychosis is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


This presentation is made possible with support from the British Council.



1 hour and 30 minutes | Photo by Paula Court

$25 with PROTO Pack
$60 with PREMIUM Proto Pack

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Enter on 25th St between 3rd and Lex

Subway: 6, R, N, M, F, or 1 to 23rd St. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M5, M7, M15, M18, M23, M101, M102 to 23rd St.

Accessible Seating and Assisted Listening Devices are available upon request. Please visit the BPAC website for more information on Accessibility.

Philip Venables

Ted Huffman

Sarah Kane