Key Change | Creating Opera for All Voices
By The Santa Fe Opera, Opera for All Voices
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What if we fail? What if we succeed? What if we keep imagining? These and other questions guide us through the ups and downs of a new initiative called Opera for All Voices. Join us as we explore the commission and creation of new operas and their connection to our industry, our communities, and our future. http://www.santafeopera.org
||Clean08: And We're Just Getting Started: What's next for Opera for All Voices?||Where you begin and where you end up are often two very different things. While this final episode of the season is definitely NOT the end, we thought it was a good time to pause, check in with our consortium members and commissioned artists,...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07: The View From 20,000 Feet: An interview with General Director Charles MacKay||All the way back in episode 01, we began this season in New York City, celebrating the career of Charles MacKay, who has been the General Director of the Santa Fe Opera since 2008. Charles is a known visionary in the opera industry who has given...||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06: Hometown to the World: Discovering "Postville" with Laura Kaminsky and Kimberly Reed||"Postville: Hometown to the World" almost didn't happen -- at least not as part of Opera for All Voices. The true and timely story of immigrant workers in a Kosher slaughterhouse and meat packing plant that was raided by ICE in 2008 in the...||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05: Other Duties As Assigned: The role of education & community outreach in opera companies||Andrea always says, "our best education program is what happens on the main stage," and it's true, but how do we get new audience members TO the main stage? Education, outreach, programs and partnerships... these departments are not just about...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04: Dollars and Sense: where does the money come from?||For such an ambitious undertaking as Opera for All Voices (OFAV) -- balancing the needs of multiple companies, production budgets planned years in advance, the commission of new works with very little to go on up front, hiring musicians and singers,...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03: Beatboxing and Opera: A Love Story with Augusta Read Thomas and Nicole Paris||What happens when the composer that you've commissioned to write a new opera says to you, "Sit down -- I have something to tell you," and that something is that she's fallen in love... with a beatbox artist? The first Opera for All Voices (OFAV)...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02: What's in a name? The Origin Story of Opera for All Voices||Opera for All Voices (OFAV) wasn't always "Opera for All Voices." Amidst endless brainstorming sessions, redefining family programming, seeking edgier content, aligning with social justice themes, addressing significant doubts, and drawing...||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01: Setting the Stage: New beginnings, heightened expectations, the heart of opera, and the Santa Fe of it||What do you think of when you think of opera? In January of 2016, opera companies from all over the United States started a conversation, trying to figure out how to create new works for smaller stages, alternative spaces, and major opera companies....||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKey Change Preview||Starting June 29th, The Santa Fe Opera brings you Key Change, a series exploring the commission and creation of new operas and their connection to our industry, our communities, and our future. Will we fail? Will we succeed? What if we keep...||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
not your grandfather's opera
Interesting concept, good content. Excited to hear how this initiative will broaden opera's appeal and performance in non-traditional spaces featuring much-needed alternative stories.