With just about a week to go until our latest opera was scheduled to open, we took the difficult decision to postpone our fourth season: Pandora's Box.
You will no doubt have read about the impact that this situation is having on an industry like ours that is precarious at the best of times, and on the artists that work in it, who are mostly freelancers with virtually no safety net. This wave of cancellations worries us greatly, and we would like to do our part to keep creating and provide work to some very talented artists.
Our latest project, EPISODES, brings together several composers and librettists to create a series of twelve short songs, ranging from 30 seconds to three minutes each, featuring promising young opera singers and musicians. The episodes revolve around the current crisis, some with positive messages and some delving into situational comedy, highlighting some of the human qualities that the situation brings up in a light-hearted manner.
With ten episodes already published, and thanks to the help of several wonderful donors, we have raised most of our fundraising target, but need your help to cross the finish line. Can you help us support the almost forty artists who created them, for an amount of your choice? 100% of the funds raised go directly to them!
We are very grateful to you for your support, wish you and your loved ones all the best, and look forward to seeing you when we perform it in front of a live audience!