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Monday, January 15 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Telling the Right Story

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The traditions of our inherited repertoire can limit the types of stories that are told on opera stages. New stories with meaning for a new public may not meet the expectations of established audiences. At the same time, the stories of canonic works may not appeal to newcomers to the art form. This session will explore the options and strategies for new and revised story-telling in opera.
Panelists:
Fred Cohn, editor and writer | Opera America, Opera News
Robert Marx, President | The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation
Anne Midgette, Classical Music Critic | The Washington Post
John Schaefer, radio host and author | WNYC/WQXR, New Sounds
Heidi Waleson, Opera Critic | The Wall Street Journal

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Marc A. Scorca

President/CEO, OPERA AMERICA
Marc A. Scorca joined OPERA America in 1990 as president and CEO. Under his leadership, the OPERA America membership has grown from 120 opera companies to nearly 2,500 organizations and individuals. The organization has also administered two landmark funding initiatives in support... Read More →

Monday January 15, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Marc A. Scorca Hall (The National Opera Center) 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001