New York Virtual Opera Fest

New York Virtual Opera Fest

NYOA hosts the annual New York Opera Festival which was originally scheduled for May-June 2020. To help companies navigate the realities of the COVID-19 crisis and also encourage responsible social isolation, NYOA is refocusing the 2020 New York Opera Fest to become the 2020 New York Virtual Opera Fest.

Compiled by the New York Opera Alliance, here is a list of events hosted by local, New York City-based opera companies. More than 50+ virtual events are scheduled for the month of April alone (scroll below for complete calendar). NYOA will continue to update and share the opera community’s activities throughout its website, social media, and e-blast communication platforms.

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

MONDAY APRIL 6, 12PM

ON SITE OPERA
The Secret Gardener
WATCH HERE

TUESDAY APRIL 7, 3-4PM

ON SITE OPERA – INDUSTRY Q&A
From The Top: The New Opera Creation Process
Mark Campbell, librettist & Geoff McDonald, music director

THURSDAY APRIL 9, 2-3PM

ON SITE OPERA — INDUSTRY Q&A
Pivot and Turn: Transitioning into Administration
Sandra Wu, Artistic Administrator, Kentucky Opera & Piper Gunnarson, Executive Director, On Site Opera

THURSDAY APRIL 9, 3-4PM

ON SITE OPERA — INDUSTRY Q&A
Marketing A Career in the Arts
Jorell Williams, baritone & Maya Rose Tweten, The Metropolitan Opera, Marketing Manager & MayaRose Creative, Creative Director

FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH: 2-3PM

ON SITE OPERA  – INDUSTRY Q&A
Exploring Opera Design & Production
Cameron Anderson, set designer & Shawn Kaufman, lighting designer

FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH: 4-5PM

ON SITE OPERA – INDUSTRY Q&A
On Behalf of My Client: The Agent/Singer Relationship
Justin Werner, Stratagem Artists & Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano

MONDAY APRIL 13, 12PM

Murasaki’s Moon
WATCH HERE

TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH: 2-3PM

ON SITE OPERA – INDUSTRY Q&A
Direction Before Rehearsals: Preparing for the Stage
Laine Rettmer, stage director & Eric Einhorn, OSO Artistic Director

WEEKLY EVENTS CALENDAR

MONDAYS

On Site Opera
Watch Party, Noon

Opera on Tap
Emmie and Harry’s, 8pm

TUESDAYS
Opera on Tap
Emmie and Harry’s, 8pm

WEDNESDAYS
HERE Arts Center
HERE@HOME, 7pm

Opera on Tap
Emmie and Harry’s, 8pm

THURSDAYS
Beth Morrison Projects
Opera of the Week

Opera on Tap
Emmie and Harry’s, 8pm

FIRDAYS

HERE Arts Center
Community Live Stream, 1pm

Opera on Tap
Emmie and Harry’s, 8pm

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
Opera on Tap
Emmie and Harry’s, 8pm

Beth Morrison Projects

Beth Morrison Projects features an “Opera of the Week” released every Thursday on the company’s website and broadcasts for one week.

HERE Arts Center

HERE Arts Center in New York City hosts “HERE@HOME”: a Facebook Watch Party to stream a full-length production every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. EST. Shows are from the HERE Vault collected over the past 25 years. Following the online premiere, these full-length videos will be available for viewing on Facebook until HERE reopens. Upcoming April productions including Looking at You by Kamala Sankaram, Rob Handel, and Kristin Marting (4/1) and Thomas Paine in Violence by Paul Pinto (4/8). Also, every Friday at 1:00 p.m. EST join an artist from the HERE Arts Center community to share in the creation of new work for the social-distancing age.

On Site Opera

On Site Opera hosts live-streamed “watch parties” on their Facebook page every Monday at 12:00 p.m. EST. Each Monday at noon, they show the video of one of our past site-specific opera productions, followed by a live Q&A with On Site Opera’s General & Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn. These archival videos will remain on their company’s YouTube page for public viewing through the end of April. Upcoming productions including The Secret Gardener (April 6), and Murasaki’s Moon (April 13).

Opera on Tap

Opera on Tap presents an online quarantine cabaret called Emmie and Harry’s! Audiences can view on their Facebook page. Emmie & Harry’s is a rapidly growing digital venue with an active and engaged audience base. The club curates a weekly schedule of diverse musical artists, from comedy songs to avant-garde contemporary and everything in between (and beyond!), with a special Friday night highlight of a different local Opera On Tap chapter from across the country each week

STREAMABLE CONTENT

Collectico Musicorum

This group of highly skilled musicians dedicated to performing early music is featuring archival performances on its website on a regular basis.
WATCH NOW

Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble

The NYC-based mentoring program and annual summer festival is hosting an online auction that will support the Artist Relief Fund – a fund to assist dell’Arte alumni who have lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Auction closes Aril 15th.
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Heartbeat Opera

This ensemble encourages artists to share their videos of washing hands while singing. Check out their Facebook page for #heartbeathandwash campaign.
WATCH NOW

Indie Opera Podcast

To stay up to date with what the movers and shakers of the opera scene, listen to Indie Opera Podcast. Their insightful, in-depth shows have changed to a streamed video platform for the opera community. It’s a great way to stay up to date with developments given the unusual times that the industry is facing. Tune in to hear the experts discuss what our beloved art form is doing to weather covid-19.
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New Camerata Opera

NCO is hosting a handful of online events including: #theivesproject acclaimed series short film releases, the release of CamerataWorks’ upcoming opera film, JULIE, and the popular handwashing aria series #20secondariachallenge, in which arias are sung to ensure one washes their hands sufficiently. Also on the calendar is a live-streamed children’s opera from Camerata Piccola.
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Untitled Theater Company

The Untitled Theater Company is making videos of past performances and workshops available on its website for free viewing.
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Victor Herbert Renaissance Project

Despite having to cancel their entire season, VHRP continues to connect with its fans by broadcasting past performances on its website regularly.
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