American Opera Projects Adds New Opera to Stream

By Francisco Salazar

The American Opera Projects has added “The Echo Drift” to its streaming programming AOPTV: Opera Comes Home.

The production, which premiered in 2018 at the PROTOTYPE Festival at Baruch Performing Arts Center, will be available for free at

The 80-minute chamber opera by composer Mikael Karlsson and librettists Elle Kunnos de Voss and Kathryn Walat received rave reviews when it premiered with Opera News stating that it was “a truly moving, dynamic piece of music theater that deserves a great deal of attention.”

The production stars mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert and John Kelly and also features the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Nicholas DeMaison conducts the production by Mallory Catlett.

Alongside “The Echo Drfit,” the AOP is also offering performance streams of “As One,” “Harriet Tubman,” and “Three Way.”