Operantics Announces 2019 Mainstage Production

By David Salazar

Operantics has announced that its 2019 production will be Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.”

This will be the company’s fifth season and the first time that it stages a production with orchestra. Luke Spicer will work as Music director and conductor for the Mozart classic.

The news was announced during the company’s Gala Concert “Opera in the Gallery.” The funds raised by the gala will be used for the production, though the company is seeking out more financial help from individuals and businesses through the Australian Cultural Fund.

“The costs of putting an opera onstage go far beyond the price of the tickets,” said Artistic Director Katie Miller-Crispe in a press release. “Reaching our fundraising goal will not only cover these costs of production but will allow us to stage our very first opera with orchestra – a vital development for our company.

“It will also enable us to provide bursaries for our artists and cover the hiring costs of our talented conductors and directors.”