14 Artists Who Are Transforming The Future Of Opera

Posted: August 27, 2014 in classical music, computer, opera
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14 Artists Who Are Transforming The Future Of Opera.

Yet opera, which translates to “work” in Italian, doesn’t only refer to women in viking helmets singing high notes in a foreign language. The medium officially extends to any dramatic art form in which all parts are sung to instrumental accompaniment, and it’s evolved far past the “La Bohème” you dozed off to on your middle school field trip. (No offense, Puccini.) Although The Met may not be tapping into today’s boldest operatic experiments, that’s not to say they’re not out there.

The artists below are some of our favorite opera innovators, toying with non-linear narratives, unusual instruments and new media, to name a few. Some take inspiration from subject matter we’d never expect to see on an opera stage, from gentrification to bad shroom trips to Milli Vanilli. There are singers, directors, composers and those who roam the spaces in between. Before you claim opera is dead, take a look at some of the most avant-garde players in the game today.

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