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Opera for All Voices (OFAV) began as a consortium of North American opera companies committed to co-commissioning and co-producing new operatic works for audiences of all ages that bear the same artistic integrity and depth of storytelling as main stage works. Over several years it has grown in its mission to tell "stories of our time." Follow host Andrea Fellows Fineberg from The Santa Fe Opera and OFAV collaborators and stakeholders as we explore the process, the context, and the story of commissioning and producing new operas in America.

Jan 20, 2021

It doesn't seem that long ago, and yet... Remember when we used to gather in a theater with hundreds of other people to see a live show?

Remember how that felt? The excitement? The anticipation?

In this Season 3 trailer, we listen back to comments from our expectant audience recorded minutes before the world premiere of our first Opera for All Voices (OFAV) commission, Sweet Potato Kicks the Sun.

That premiere was over a year ago in October of 2019 -- we had done it, the realization of a dream!

Kittle did we know that in less than six months, a novel coronavirus would shutter theaters around the world ending live performances.

So what now? What happens when you have to put your dream on hold? How do artists create new work? Where is our audience and how do we connect?

What are the new opportunities for effective systemic, positive change that we may not have seen or been bold enough to implement without a global crisis?

And what does all of this mean for Opera for All Voices -- in the microcosm of opera and in the macro of this imperative and collective need to confront and heal?

Stay tuned. Key Change Season 3 starts February 2021.

P.S. Go back and listen to Seasons 1 & 2 to get up to speed and meet us for this next chapter in the OFAV story.


Key Change is a production of The Santa Fe Opera in collaboration with Opera for All Voices.

Produced and edited by Andrea Klunder at The Creative Impostor Studios

Hosted by Andrea Fellows Fineberg

Audio Engineer: Kabby at Kabby Sound Studios in Santa Fe

Theme music by Rene Orth with Corrie Stallings, mezzo-soprano, and Joe Becktell, cello.

Cover art by David Tousley

This podcast is made possible due to the generous funding from the Melville Hankins Family Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and an OPERA America Innovation Grant, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.  

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