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Innovation in Production [clear filter]
Wednesday, June 20
 

1:00pm

New Works Forum
Limited Capacity filling up

The opera industry continues to identify and support the creators of new works, while also working to address challenges and opportunities associated with producing in the 21st century. The New Works Forum is a series of sessions that offers insight, practical knowledge and networking opportunities for creators and producers of new opera and music-theater works.

Part 1, 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Building the 21st Century Canon
This discussion will explore how a work moves beyond its premiere/co-commission into the active repertoire. Producers and publishers will share what it takes – beyond a good story, good music and a good libretto! – to create second and subsequent productions of contemporary American works.

Part 2, 2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
American Opera as a New Art Form
The field continues to treat new work as a modern extension of traditional European opera – producing, commissioning and engaging with audiences in generally similar ways. A panel-led discussion explores how contemporary artists and producers are finding new pathways to create work that connects with today’s communities. Concurrent with breakout sessions focusing on Education, Development and PR/Marketing topics.

Part 3, 3:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
The New Works Forum concludes with a reconvening of all attendees to meet the 2018 Opera Grants for Female Composers Discovery grantees, learn about grant opportunities in 2018–2019 and share programming ideas for the January 2019 forum meeting at the National Opera Center in New York City.

There is no additional fee to attend the New Works Forum, and all conference attendees are encouraged to participate.

The New Works Forum is made possible by a generous and deeply appreciated grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Advance registration required. No additional fee.

Speakers
avatar for Jecca Barry

Jecca Barry

Executive Director, Beth Morrison Projects
Jecca joined Beth Morrison Projects in 2013 as General Manager and currently serves as Executive Director. In addition, in 2017 she was named a Co-Director of the PROTOTYPE Festival. Jecca began her career as a performer of avant-garde flute music, before transitioning into finance... Read More →
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Douglas Clayton

General Director, Chicago Opera Theater
avatar for Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

Composer
Opera News has called Anthony Davis, “A National Treasure,” for his pioneering work in opera. He has been on the cutting edge of improvised music and Jazz for over four decades as a collaborator with Wadada Leo Smith, James Newton, and with his own ensemble Episteme. Anthony Davis... Read More →
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David Devan

General Director and President, Opera Philadelphia
David B. Devan joined Opera Philadelphia in January 2006 and was appointed General Director of the company in 2011. Since his arrival, David has worked closely with board and administration on strategic planning initiatives and building partnerships within the community and the opera... Read More →
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Zizi Mueller

Creative Consultant, Boosey & Hawkes
Zizi Mueller’s career has spanned both performance and administration, specializing in contemporary music and advocacy of living composers. As a Consultant for both Boosey & Hawkes and UMPC (Ricordi, Salabert, Durand, Eschig and Editio Musica Budapest), among other projects, Zizi... Read More →

Sponsors
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Schuler Shook

Sponsor: General Director sessions, Schuler Shook Theatre Planners | Lighting Designers
Schuler Shook is an internationally recognized theatre planning and consulting firm with extensive experience in opera facility planning.  Our clients include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sydney Opera House, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera... Read More →
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SD&A Teleservices

Sponsor: Marketing/PR Network
Committed to making the world a better place, SD&A works exclusively with nonprofit organizations to help them raise money for a wide variety of worthy causes. This is our sole mission, and we've been doing it successfully for 35 years. Known for our flexible approach to campaign... Read More →
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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Sponsor: New Works Forum
Sponsor: New Works Forum
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Threshold Acoustics

Sponsor: Artistic Administration Network
Threshold provides acoustics and audio/video design consulting for performing arts buildings, aware of tradition and turned toward the future, relating to each client and project with clarity, accessibility and individuality.


Wednesday June 20, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Regency Ballroom A/B, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

2:00pm

New Works Forum Breakout Session - Making the Case for New Work
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The decision to commission or produce a new work can have significant implications for fundraising. New work is expensive, and ticket income covers only a portion of the exceptional costs. The development staff has to convince individual donors and institutional funders to invest in the entire creative process from commission, through rehearsals to opening night. But how? Nicole Ambos Freber of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis will lead a panel discussion with members of the St. Louis funding community about why they choose to fund works in the company’s New Works, Bold Voices series.

This session is one of several breakout sessions held concurrently during the New Works Forum.

The New Works Forum is made possible by a generous and deeply appreciated grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Advance registration required. No additional fee.

Moderators
avatar for Nicole Ambos Freber

Nicole Ambos Freber

Director of Development, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Speakers
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Lelia Farr

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Mrs. Lelia J Farr retired from Price Waterhouse as a Managing Director, Management Consulting Services who, after rising to head the St. Louis consulting practice, started the Price Waterhouse management consulting services practice in their Cleveland office.  She holds a B.A. in... Read More →
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Christy Gray

Executive Director, Whitaker Foundation
Christy Gray is the Executive Director of the Whitaker Foundation in St. Louis.  Before joining Whitaker she worked as allocation staff at three other grantmaking organizations.  She moved initially to St. Louis as a CORO Fellow in Public Affairs.  In addition to her work at the... Read More →
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Sally S. Levy

Board Member, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Sally S. Levy is a founding board member of Opera Theatre of St. Louis (OTSL).Over many years, Sally and her family have made a critical impact on the company. With her lead support, OTSL opened the Sally S. Levy Opera Center, providing space for administrative, rehearsal and community... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Sponsor: New Works Forum
Sponsor: New Works Forum


Wednesday June 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Regency Ballroom E, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St, Louis, MO 63012

2:00pm

New Works Forum Breakout Session - Repertoire Development for Teen Singers
Limited Capacity filling up

Discover how opera companies are commissioning new work specifically for their teen vocal programs in this panel discussion with composers, educators and administrative staff. Learn how repertoire development for adolescent voices encourages broader youth involvement in opera and vocal training, and creates a stepping-stone to further studies in opera.

This session is one of several breakout sessions held concurrently during the New Works Forum.

The New Works Forum is made possible by a generous and deeply appreciated grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Advance registration required. No additional fee.

Moderators
avatar for Jamie Andrews

Jamie Andrews

Chief Learning Officer, Minnesota Opera
Jamie Andrews is currently the Chief Learning Officer for the Minnesota Opera. In this position he has developed award winning programs that engage audiences of all ages, such as Music Out Loud, an opera-based El Sistema-inspired social development program, and Project Opera, a vocal... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rachel J. Peters

Rachel J. Peters

Composer/Librettist
Rachel J. Peters writes all manner of works for the stage including: Rootabaga Country (Sarasota Opera, OPERA America Commissioning Grant recipient), Companionship (Fort Worth Opera), The Wild Beast of the Bungalow with Royce Vavrek (Center for Contemporary Opera), No Ladies in the... Read More →
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Christopher Powell

Director of Artistic Initiatives, The Glimmerglass Festival
Producer of Breaking Glass - a series of National Forums and a 5-episode podcast exploring opera's role in social justice and civic responsibility
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Richard Russell

Executive Director, Sarasota Opera
Richard Russell is Executive Director of Sarasota Opera. A former singer, he performed with the company for four seasons beginning in 1989 as an apprentice artist, studio artist, and principal. After transitioning out of professional performing he joined Citigroup’s Emerging Markets... Read More →
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Chaz'men Williams-Ali

Gerdine Young Artist, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Chaz’men Williams-Ali is a young tenor from St. Louis MO. Chaz’men studied voice at the University of Iowa School of Music. He was a member of the OTSL Artist in Training in program from 2005-2007.Chaz’men made his professional opera debut in 2008 in Gilbert and Sullivan’s... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Sponsor: New Works Forum
Sponsor: New Works Forum


Wednesday June 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sterling 6, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
 
Thursday, June 21
 

12:45pm

Specialty: Co-Production Marketplace and Lunch
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is the place to find co-producers and collaborators for your upcoming seasons. Artistic administrators, production managers and general directors representing companies that have completed OPERA America’s Future Season Survey are invited to share information and identify opportunities for co-productions, rentals and other inter-company collaborations. Building on the first Marketplace offered in 2016, discussions will be arranged by venue and production scale to allow like-sized companies to connect while reviewing a digest of the survey.

Lunch is provided.

Moderators
avatar for Laura Lee Everett

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 →

Sponsors
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LiveNote

Technical/Production Network and Under 35 Mixer Sponsor, InstantEncore
LiveNote® - The Philadelphia Orchestra and InstantEncore have combined forces to introduce LiveNote® - an interactive performance guide for your mobile app. With LiveNote, your audience can view translations, program notes, and images smoothly in real time via any internet conn... Read More →
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Schuler Shook

Sponsor: General Director sessions, Schuler Shook Theatre Planners | Lighting Designers
Schuler Shook is an internationally recognized theatre planning and consulting firm with extensive experience in opera facility planning.  Our clients include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sydney Opera House, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera... Read More →
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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Sponsor: New Works Forum
Sponsor: New Works Forum
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Threshold Acoustics

Sponsor: Artistic Administration Network
Threshold provides acoustics and audio/video design consulting for performing arts buildings, aware of tradition and turned toward the future, relating to each client and project with clarity, accessibility and individuality.


Thursday June 21, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Regency Ballroom F, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO 63102

2:00pm

Roundtable: All the World's a Stage
Limited Capacity seats available

Site-specific and alternative-venue performances are at the forefront of company strategies to connect to new communities and attract new audiences. Productions in these spaces frequently involve unusual or experimental programming. Learn about recent successes (and failures, too) of non-traditional production experiences.

Panel:
Matt Brogan, Consultant Fisher Dachs Associates
Todd Hensley, Partner, Schuler Shook
Robin Glosemeyer Petrone, Principal Threshold Acoustics

CASE STUDIES FROM:
BOSTON LYRIC OPERA – Anna Labykina, Production & Technical Director
ON SITE OPERA – Eric Einhorn, General & Artistic Director
CHICAGO FRINGE & Others – George Cederquist, director and Patrick Rizzotti, designer

Moderators
avatar for Alexa B. Antopol

Alexa B. Antopol

Chief Intelligence Officer, Fisher Dachs Associates
Fisher Dachs Associates is a vibrant, international theatre consulting practice specializing in performing arts and cultural spaces. Ask me anything (within reason)!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Brogan

Matt Brogan

Consultant, Fisher Dachs Associates
For over a decade, Matt has worked as a consultant and designer on projects across the US and internationally. Matt is currently designing a new 600-seat, multi-tiered opera house for the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University (now in construction). Recently completed projects... Read More →
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George Cederquist

Artistic Director, Chicago Fringe Opera
George is the Artistic Director of Chicago Fringe Opera (called “the city’s alt-opera company” by the Chicago Tribune), which produces experiential, immersive, and site-specific productions of operas composed in English. At CFO, George has directed THE ROSSINI PROJECT (workshop... Read More →
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Eric Einhorn

General & Artistic Director, On Site Opera
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Todd Hensley

Partner, Schuler Shook
Planning your new opera space or improving your current space. We are theatre consultants who understand opera well. We have helped many Opera America members with their projects.
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Anna Labykina

Production & Technical Director, Boston Lyric Opera
A native of Russia, Anna has made New England her home for over two decades. She is currently finishing her fourth season at the Boston Lyric Opera. Prior to BLO, she has worked as a Technical Director at The Boston Conservatory, Tufts University and Salem State College. While at... Read More →
avatar for Robin Glosemeyer Petrone

Robin Glosemeyer Petrone

Principal, Threshold Acoustics
I am an acoustician with a primary focus on the building and renovation of performance and rehearsal spaces.
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Scott Pfeiffer

Partner, Threshold Acoustics
Opera acoustics, running, cooking, camping or tennis.
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Patrick Rizzotti

Designer
Patrick Rizzotti is a scenic designer working in theatre, television, and virtual/augmented reality. He has a strong interest in new works and highly collaborative projects that explore how space is used to enhance an experience. Select New York Designs Include: The Assignment (A.R.T./NY... Read More →

Sponsors
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LiveNote

Technical/Production Network and Under 35 Mixer Sponsor, InstantEncore
LiveNote® - The Philadelphia Orchestra and InstantEncore have combined forces to introduce LiveNote® - an interactive performance guide for your mobile app. With LiveNote, your audience can view translations, program notes, and images smoothly in real time via any internet conn... Read More →
avatar for Threshold Acoustics

Threshold Acoustics

Sponsor: Artistic Administration Network
Threshold provides acoustics and audio/video design consulting for performing arts buildings, aware of tradition and turned toward the future, relating to each client and project with clarity, accessibility and individuality.


Thursday June 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Regency Ballroom E, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St, Louis, MO 63012

3:30pm

Active Crisis Preparedness
Codified emergency preparedness plans are in place for performances in traditional opera houses. As more and more events move to outdoor and alternative venues, new plans are needed. Gain tactical knowledge about good practices and resources to help protect your staff, artists and audiences.

Moderators
avatar for Laura Lee Everett

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Phil Melcher, CPP, CAS

Phil Melcher, CPP, CAS

Director of Security, St. Louis Cardinals, LLC
Phil is the Director of Security for the St. Louis Cardinals and has over 30 years of security, law enforcement, military and intelligence experience. As the St. Louis Cardinals Director of Security, Phil is responsible for all public safety and security at Busch Stadium, including... Read More →
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Sarah Gamblin-Luig

Deputy Commissioner, City of St. Louis Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) a division of the Department of Public Safety
Sarah Gamblin-Luig joined the City Emergency Management Agency in February 2010 as a program specialist responsible for public information, community outreach, training, exercise and general emergency management. In 2012, Sarah was promoted to Communications Center Coordinator taking... Read More →
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Sgt. Sally Panzer

CIT & Officer Wellness Program Coordinator/Crisis Negotiation, St. Louis Metro Police Department
Sgt. Panzer is an 18 year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. She is highly trained in crisis negotiation, de-escalation techniques and strategies, CIT, trauma informed care and suicide. She is in instructor at the Police Academy for CIT, Officer Wellness and... Read More →

Sponsors
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LiveNote

Technical/Production Network and Under 35 Mixer Sponsor, InstantEncore
LiveNote® - The Philadelphia Orchestra and InstantEncore have combined forces to introduce LiveNote® - an interactive performance guide for your mobile app. With LiveNote, your audience can view translations, program notes, and images smoothly in real time via any internet conn... Read More →



Thursday June 21, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Regency Ballroom E, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St, Louis, MO 63012
 
Friday, June 22
 

3:30pm

Tour and Changeover: Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Members of the Technical/Production Forum are invited to observe the changeover with the OTSL stage crew, led by Hans Fredrickson, technical director. Hosted by the Opera Theater of Saint Louis staff, the participants will discuss the efficiencies needed to manage a repertory production schedule.

Meet in the hotel lobby to travel on shuttle bus departing at 3:30 pm from the 4th Street entrance.

Speakers
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Hans Fredrickson

Technical Director, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Prior to joining the Opera Theatre production department as Technical Director, Hans Fredrickson was a member of the staff at Image Technologies Corporation, where he provided oversight for the construction of corporate and theatrical scenic designs for clients ranging from Anheuser-Busch... Read More →

Sponsors
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LiveNote

Technical/Production Network and Under 35 Mixer Sponsor, InstantEncore
LiveNote® - The Philadelphia Orchestra and InstantEncore have combined forces to introduce LiveNote® - an interactive performance guide for your mobile app. With LiveNote, your audience can view translations, program notes, and images smoothly in real time via any internet conn... Read More →
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Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Sponsor: St, Louis Artists and Administrators


Friday June 22, 2018 3:30pm - 5:45pm
Loretto-Hilton Center 130 Edgar Road, St. Louis, MO
 
Saturday, June 23
 

11:00am

Long-Range New Works Planning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this free-form discussion, artistic planners (general directors, artistic administrators, publishers and producers) will have the confidential opportunity to share ideas and plans for the development of new works in coming seasons, with the intention of finding developers, co-commissioners and other collaboration opportunities among OPERA America member companies. 

Moderators
avatar for Kurt Howard

Kurt Howard

Director of Programs and Services, OPERA America
After three years as OPERA America's managing director, Kurt Howard shifted into the position of director of programs services in 2017. Howard is responsible for professional development programs, annual conference planning and execution, supervision of grant programs (specifically... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gina Hays

Gina Hays

Senior Artistic Programs Manager, OPERA America

Sponsors
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Schuler Shook

Sponsor: General Director sessions, Schuler Shook Theatre Planners | Lighting Designers
Schuler Shook is an internationally recognized theatre planning and consulting firm with extensive experience in opera facility planning.  Our clients include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sydney Opera House, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera... Read More →
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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Sponsor: New Works Forum
Sponsor: New Works Forum
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Threshold Acoustics

Sponsor: Artistic Administration Network
Threshold provides acoustics and audio/video design consulting for performing arts buildings, aware of tradition and turned toward the future, relating to each client and project with clarity, accessibility and individuality.


Saturday June 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Regency Ballroom E, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St, Louis, MO 63012
  • Area of Focus GD, AA
  • KEY THEME Innovation in Production
  • Reservations Required Yes
  • Limited Access For general directors, artistic administrators, publishers and producers. By invitation