American Opera

Just in time for July Fourth, music journalist Anne Midgette offers a detailed and exciting look at the world of American opera in a two-part survey for the Washington Post.

Part 1
American opera at a crossroads

Part 2
Small is the word for new American productions

Opera companies in America face increasing audience demand for innovative new works. The trend in new opera mirrors the trend in new ballparks: intimacy over grandeur.

Prepare to read about compelling new works that you will wish you could see. And thanks to an increasing number of creative partnerships among companies, you may.


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