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New York Opera Fest 2018 Preview: How to Get Your ‘Opera On Tap’
With the New York Opera Fest 2018 officially underway, OperaWire will be showcasing small previews for each major participant at the festival, as we did during last year’s event. However, we are doing things a bit differently this year and giving the floor directly to each company to speak to you, the reader, directly. Enjoy! Ever wish that opera wasn't just found in a big theater. Wouldn't it be better…
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Opera America Announces 20 Winners of Major Innovation Grants
Opera America has announced the recipients of the second cycle of Innovation Grants. The grants, which are “generously funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation,” were launched in 2016 in support companies that have shown tremendous innovation in diverse areas of the art form. The grants total $1.5 million. This year, 20 companies were awarded the prestigious grants. They include American Opera Projects, Anchorage Opera, The Dallas Opera, Haymarket…
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Opera On Tap & The Flea Theater Join Forces For ‘Her Kind’
Brooklyn outfit Opera on Tap has partnered with The Flea Theater to bring their irreverent, heartfelt, and entertaining approach to classical music to Manhattan. The company will make its Flea debut as an Anchor Partner, presenting a diverse program of classical song in its “signature fresh, heartfelt, and entertaining style.” The program entitled "Her Kind A Classical Cabaret Celebrating Womankind" will explore what it means to be a woman in the…
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New York Opera Fest 2018 Announces New Slate Filled With Major World Premieres
The New York Opera Fest has been announced and it will feature a ton of new productions and performances to behold. The showcase kicks off on May 1, 2018, with an opening night launch at Opera America and runs all the way until June 26. So here is a breakdown of what’s in store for audiences. As has been the case with other season presentations, we will focus mainly on…
Behind the Scenes Interviews
Q&A: Opera On Tap’s Anne Hiatt On Making A Horror VR Opera
Ever heard of a VR opera? Most opera lovers probably haven't as it is a recent experiment that Opera On Tap has engaged in. The company recently released "The Parksville Murders," an opera that combines music with film and VR. It experiments with voice, sound, and musical styles to create an engrossing and enriching experience. OperaWire sat down with Anne Hiatt, the co-founder of Opera On Tap, about the making…
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Opera On Tap Announces Release Of ‘The Parksville Murders’
Opera on Tap has announced the release of Episode 1 of the world’s first virtual reality horror opera, entitled "The Parksville Murders." The company announced that the opera will be released on Oct. 20 exclusively on Samsung VR and the episode will be featured exclusively on the Samsung VR app on Gear VR with Controller powered by Oculus and at samsungvr.com. The release will coincide with a special screening in…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: Opera On Tap Presents ‘Elixir of Love: The Playground Opera’
This Thursday, June 15, 2017, Opera on Tap is putting on Gaetano Donizetti's “The Elixir of Love” as part of its annual Playground Opera Series.  The series was started several years ago and takes part in the playground of a public school in the NYC area. The program allows school children to get involved in the creation, production, and performance of the opera.  The students are guided by professionals in…
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Weekend Preview (6/2-4) – North America: San Francisco Opens Summer 2017 With ‘Don Giovanni’
With the summer taking shape, it remains a rather relaxed opera season in North America, with most companies off. But there are still a few companies putting on quality productions this week. The big fish is San Francisco Opera which kicked off its summer 2017 season with “Rigoletto” and will showcase “Don Giovanni” this weekend on Sunday. That work features Ildebrando d’Arcangelo in the title role, Erin Wall, Ana Mariá…
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New York Opera Fest 2017: Opera on Tap Presents ‘New Brew – Pint Sized Opera Edition’
New York Opera Fest and producers, New York Opera Alliance, and Opera on Tap present "New Brew- Pint Sized Opera Edition," which will consist of a bunch of very short operas that were written by numerous interesting and exciting new composers. Each performance will feature an enthusiastic singer, who's looking forward to the direct contact with the audience and immediate and upfront feedback from them.  The night will take place…
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Opera on Tap Review: Blowing Minds in the Backroom
Mission statement: "We want to find those people out there that have never heard an opera, never sat inside of a concert hall, are intimidated by the mere mention of classical music and think it's only for the rich white people, and we want to sing for them and blow their minds." Well, consider mission accomplished. Opera On Tap NYC has been fulfilling their promises since 2005, in the back…