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Opera Uprising

Elizabeth Frey Gentner

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After a year of empty seats, the institutions that were struggling before the pandemic are even further behind. Opera and opera singers cannot wait for these institutions to get their act together. Instead lets discover how we can come together as artists, lift each other up and create our own Opera Uprising!
 
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Russian-American conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya is a fiercely committed advocate for Russian masterpieces, operatic rarities, and contemporary works on the leading edge of classical music. She has conducted more than 40 world premieres, including 16 operas, and her strength as a visionary collaborator has guided new perspectives on staged and symphon…
 
Sarah Fritz is a writer, singer, and public musicologist. Her passionate advocacy on social media seeks to change the dialogue around marginalized musicians and composers in classical music. An expert on the history of Clara Schumann, her popular Twitter account is dedicated to telling truths and debunking myths around the infamous composer/pianist…
 
Recognized by Opera News as “one of the finest singers of his generation,” American bass-baritone Ryan McKinny has earned his reputation as an artist with something to say. His relentless curiosity informs riveting character portrayals and beautifully crafted performances, reminding audiences of their shared humanity with characters on stage and sc…
 
Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, is a classical composer, citizen of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma and is dedicated to the development of American Indian classical composition. His Washington Post review states that “Tate is rare as an American Indian composer of classical music. Rarer still is his ability to effectively infuse classical music with…
 
As a child from a military family, Kelli Butler was raised in a multitude of locales, including Germany & the Eastern US, where her love of opera blossomed at an early age. Since attending the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, training with Renata Scotto, and apprenticing with Bel Canto at Caramoor, she has become a familiar face in New York’…
 
Socials for Melissa Dunphy: Websites: www.melissadunphy.com www.boghouse.thehannah.org www.gonzalescantata.com Born in Australia and raised in an immigrant family, Melissa Dunphy herself immigrated to the United States in 2003 and has since become an award‐winning and acclaimed composer specializing in vocal, political, and theatrical music. She fi…
 
Socials for Melissa Dunphy: Websites: www.melissadunphy.com www.boghouse.thehannah.org www.gonzalescantata.com Born in Australia and raised in an immigrant family, Melissa Dunphy herself immigrated to the United States in 2003 and has since become an award‐winning and acclaimed composer specializing in vocal, political, and theatrical music. She fi…
 
In this episode of Opera Uprising we talk about: * Libretto Creation * The Priestess of Morphine * Voice type inclusivity * Writing for Trans Voices * Including LGBTQIA+ Stories Find out more about Aiden Feltkamp Anthology of New Music: Trans & Nonbinary Voices, Vol. 1 Website: aidenkimfeltkamp.com Twitter: @TransCherubino Bio: Aiden K. Feltkamp (t…
 
Talk about mindset: “What do I want to learn next?” And we answer the question “What can musicians do to empower themselves?” We talk deeply about the creative process, sitting with discomfort, and artist empowerment through entrepreneurship. Her journey from “ I’m not a real musician” to producing her own composition is incredibly inspiring to so …
 
For Part I of the interview, please see Previous Post With a shared passion for Music, Text & Story, we talk about the many hurdles young musicians face in getting the support they need to succeed. We talk about the impact of the pandemic and the lessons we’ve learned along the way. Most importantly we talk about the soul-deep need for community th…
 
With a shared passion for Music, Text & Story, we talk about the many hurdles young musicians face in getting the support they need to succeed. We talk about the impact of the pandemic and the lessons we’ve learned along the way. Most importantly we talk about the soul-deep need for community that is the human experience, and how we can use music t…
 
Hailed as “the Steve Jobs of classical music” (Observer) and “the Sheryl Sandberg of the symphony” (LA Review of Books), Aubrey Bergauer is known for her results-driven, customer-centric, data-obsessed pursuit of changing the narrative for the performing arts. A “dynamic administrator” with an “unquenchable drive for canny innovation” (San Francisc…
 
And Yet She Persisted, Much Like the characters she plays Carrie Hennessey is outdoing herself and performing up a storm in 2021. We talk about the preparation process for big projects, what it feels like to return to singing and LAUGH! We also talk about solutions to the problems Opera is facing as stages reopen and opportunities to innovate along…
 
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