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Tuesday, January 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Creating, Not Adapting, Opera for Young Audiences

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North American companies lag far behind their European and South American counterparts – and the theater community in the US and Canada – in developing a body of substantive new work for infants, pre-K audiences and young adults. At the same time, opera incorporates all the arts and encompasses all the senses. A panel of expert practitioners will share their experience in creating work that puts cognitive development at the forefront and prepares young people to engage comfortably as future creators, administrators and audiences.

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Brandon Neal

Administrative Coordinator, Education & Community Programs, The Santa Fe Opera
Brandon Neal is the Administrative Coordinator of Education and Community Programs for the Santa Fe Opera. Mr. Neal is responsible for a variety of programs for the SFO, including the chamber opera productions, apprentice tours and other special programming. He also manages the... Read More →

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Laura Lee Everett

Chief Programs Officer, OPERA America
The Chief Programs Officer for OPERA America, Laura Lee Everett has more than two decades of experience in opera production management, collaborating with some of the most renowned artists in contemporary opera. She has produced the Opera America Songbook (50 commissioned songs for... Read More →
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David Hanlon

Composer/Conductor, Wolf Trap Opera
Composer of Wolf Trap Opera's Listen Wilhelmina, HGOco's After the Storm (with librettist Stephanie Fleischmann) and Past the Checkpoints. Conductor credits at HGO, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Diego Opera, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera Center. Premieres include works by... Read More →
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Barbara Lynne Jamison

Director of Programs & Partnerships, Seattle Opera

Tuesday January 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Marc A. Scorca Hall (The National Opera Center) 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001