Opera-tunities: Lessons From Performing Amid COVID

Mar 16, 2022

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

The session will bring together educators, performers, programmers, and innovators at the forefront of the opera industry to discuss the post-pandemic impact on the centuries-old art form and how we can harness reopening’s momentum to make opera more exciting, relevant, and accessible going forward. Despite an existential year, the industry has adapted and found technological solutions to keep singing and performing for the public. The advent of Zoom-opera increased accessibility not only for the audience, but also for struggling artists, who are often sidelined due to the high cost of entry into the vocation. This session will explore how we can leverage the lessons learned and embrace innovation to herald in an exciting new age for the opera industry.

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photo of Annie Burridge
Annie Burridge

Austin Opera

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Timothy Myers

Austin Opera

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Olivia Newcomb

Jacobs School of Music

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Lisette Oropesa

Professional Opera Singer

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