Innovation in Opera (June 2021)

1. Steven Hadley. Cultural Trends 30:2, 174-186. “Oliver Mears (Royal Opera House): in conversation.” United Kingdom. 2021. Steven Hadley interviews Oliver Mears on trends and changes in the opera world.

2. Naomi André. University of Illinois Press. “Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement.” United States. 2020. Naomi André draws on the experiences of performers and audiences to explore opera’s resonance with today’s listeners. Interacting with creators and performers, as well as with the works themselves, André reveals how black opera unearths suppressed truths.

3. Antonio C. Cuyler. Taylor & Francis. “Access, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Cultural Organizations: Insights from the Careers of Executive Opera Managers of Color in the US.” United States. 2021. Analyzing the lack of diversity among opera executives, this book examines the careers of executive opera managers of color in the U.S.

4. Andrea Shea. WBUR. A Binge-Worthy, Netflix-Style Opera Series? The Boston Lyric Opera Sure Hopes So.” United States. 2021. Boston Lyric Opera has commissioned a netflix-style series that combines opera, TV, and music video.

5. AJ Willingham. CNN.Black classical artists are turning the pain of the Tulsa Race Massacre into music.” United States. 2021. Adolphus Hailstork latest work, “Tulsa 1921: Pity These Ashes, Pity This Dust,” is an operatic piece that tells the story of racism, bondage and hatred through the eyes of a young girl.

6. Matthew Peddie. National Public Radio. ‘As One’: Coming Of Age Opera Explores Themes Of Identity And Authenticity.” United States. 2021. In this interview, Opera Orlando director Gabriel Preisser and conductor Alexandra Enyart join Intersection to talk about the opera and transgender identity in the arts.