San Francisco Opera Launches ‘Opera is ON’ Online Project

By David Salazar

San Francisco Opera has kicked off its “Opera is ON” online project aimed at providing respite to all those engaged with social distancing throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

As such, the company has a series of programs that it will be sharing via all of its social media platforms including the company’s official blog. Among the projects it is sharing are #OdestoJoy and Opera for the Soul.

#OdestoJoy is a project featuring resident artists and Adler Fellows to provide listeners with joy through its Instagram account. Everyday, a group of artists will share uplifting songs and those that wish to participate in some way are encouraged to do so.

Meanwhile, Opera for the Soul will be featured on Spotify with major San Francisco Opera personalities sharing their favorite operatic moments. Among those participating are the company’s next music director Eun Sun Kim, General Director Matthew Shilvock, and Director of Artistic Department Gregory Henkel, among others.