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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.

Jun 7, 2022

Opera. Change is in the air. These are the stories of Opera For All Voices, its continuing mission to seek out more voices, to explore other ways of sharing story, to boldly go where opera has yet to get.

In January of 2016, we started a conversation with opera companies across the country about how to create nimble new works that would resonate more deeply with our communities.

Six years, four commissions, two world premiers, eight states, three universities, one global pandemic, and one performance on the deck of a retired oil tanker later... A whole new frontier is on the horizon. 

This season on Key Change, we're celebrating the voices of the community in this new opera frontier -- the instigators, the creators, the artists, the presenters, and the audience.

Season 4 begins June 2022.

P.S. If you're new to Key Change, we recommend catching up on the stories of:

Hometown To The World

Season 1, Ep 6: Hometown to the World: Discovering Postville

Season 2, Ep 9: America Is Impossible Without Us

Season 3, Ep 3: Responding to the World

Season 3, Ep 8: Bridging Communities with Carmen Flórez-Mansi

and The Pigeon Keeper

Season 2, Ep 4: Hope is the Thing With Feathers: a first look at The Pigeon Keeper


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 Dylan Crouch.

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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