Artivistas, 360° of Opera, & Bare Opera to Present Concert in Honor of ‘La Fête de la Musique’

Artivistas, 360° of Opera, and Bare Opera will join forces to present a concert on June 21, 2023 in honor of “La Fête de la musique.” The performance, which will take place at the Paris-based Artivistas gallery, will feature mezzo-soprano Eugenia Forteza and pianist Laetitia Ruccolo in a program featuring music by Gardel, Maria Grever, Piazzolla, Rossini, Consuelo Velázquez, and {…}

Q & A: Composer Thomas Cabaniss & Director Malena Dayen on Bringing ‘Firesongs’ to Life

On June 18, 2022, the National Sawdust and Chelsea Factory will present Bare Opera’s production of Thomas Cabaniss’ “Firesongs.” Cabaniss, a South Carolina Native, was an initiator of The Lullaby Project and The Somewhere Project, both at Carnegie Hall, and was the host and composer-in-residence for Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program between 2010-2020. In addition to the dozens of works {…}

Bare Opera Holds its Season Opening Gala Concert with Selections from Thomas Cabaniss’ ‘FireSongs’ and Opera Favorites

Photo: Gustavo Mirabile New York City-based alternative opera company, Bare Opera, opened its 2022 season with a gala at The Green Room 42 in Manhattan on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. This small, plucky company is making waves as it creates immersive opera experiences for all audiences; 360° of Opera honored Bare Opera by naming it Best Independent Opera Company of {…}

Decameron Opera Coalition to Host ‘DOC Happy Hour: Librettists in Conversation’

The Decameron Opera Coalition will present “DOC Happy Hour: Librettists in Conversation” on Nov. 20, 2020 at 6 p.m. EST. The project featured collaborations between Resonance Works (Pittsburgh); Lyric Opera of the North (Duluth); UrbanArias (Washington DC); Bare Opera (New York City); Opera in the Heights (Houston); Chicago Fringe Opera; Milwaukee Opera Theatre; Fargo-Moorhead Opera; An Opera Theatre (Minneapolis); and {…}

‘The Silent Twins’ Wins Top Prize at Catapult Opera’s Accelerate Competition

Catapult Opera has announced the winners of its Accelerate Competiton. The Competition was a team-based event intended to inspire innovation and creativity in the realm of socially distanced operatic performance. Teams were given four selection to choose from and had three weeks to put together a video that met categories of music excellence, dramatic integrity, and creativity. The first prize {…}

Luca Pisaroni Headlines Decameron Opera Coalition’s Operatic Reimagining of ‘The Decameron’

(Credit: Frances Marshall) In 1353, a few years after the Black Death raged in Florence, Giovanni Boccaccio finished “The Decameron,” 100 stories told by seven women and three men holed up in a countryside villa as they awaited the passing of the plague. It’s a classic of literature, many times bawdy, sometimes tragic, and extremely apropos considering our present-day pandemic. {…}