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From The Santa Fe Opera, Key Change is a series exploring the commission and creation of new operas and their connection to our industry, our communities, and our future. Will we fail? Will we succeed? What if we keep imagining? These and other questions guide us through the ups and downs of this new collaborative initiative called Opera for All Voices. Co-hosted by Andrea Fellows Walters and Brandon Neal.

Jul 25, 2018

Andrea always says, "our best education program is what happens on the main stage," and it's true, but how do we get new audience members TO the main stage?

Education, outreach, programs and partnerships... these departments are not just about programming for children and schools, but even more so about building...

Jul 18, 2018

For such an ambitious undertaking as Opera for All Voices (OFAV) -- balancing the needs of multiple companies, production budgets planned years in advance, the commission of new works with very little to go on up front, hiring musicians and singers, the changing landscapes of main stage vs workshop premieres, leaps...

Jul 11, 2018

What happens when the composer that you've commissioned to write a new opera says to you, "Sit down -- I have something to tell you," and that something is that she's fallen in love... with a beatbox artist?

The first Opera for All Voices (OFAV) commission, Sweet Potato Kicks the Sun, is scheduled to premiere in the...