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Mar 27, 2020
HCOF Creativity Prompt: Cross Sensory Listening
Our Holland Community Opera Fellowship (HCOF) is committed to being a creative and artistic resource to our community. Usually this takes many forms and Opera Omaha's HCOF Fellows (Gwenna, Jared, Kate, and Kaitlin) lead creative workshops and programming for all ages. Since we can’t be in the community in person, we’ve adapted and created a few of our #HCOFCreativityPrompts for your use at home. Each weekday we’ll post a different prompt on our blog and share on our social media platforms. These activities can be done alone or with others. Creativity is not just for kids, and these prompts are written for a wide variety of audiences so fee...
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Mar 26, 2020
HCOF Creativity Prompt: Beautiful Oops
Our Holland Community Opera Fellowship (HCOF) is committed to being a creative and artistic resource to our community. Usually this takes many forms and Opera Omaha's HCOF Fellows (Gwenna, Jared, Kate, and Kaitlin) lead creative workshops and programming for all ages. Since we can’t be in the community in person, we’ve adapted and created a few of our #HCOFCreativityPrompts for your use at home. Each weekday we’ll post a different prompt on our blog and share on our social media platforms. These activities can be done alone or with others. Creativity is not just for kids, and these prompts are written for a wide variety of audiences so fee...
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Mar 25, 2020
HCOF Creativity Prompt: Karaoke Character
Our Holland Community Opera Fellowship (HCOF) is committed to being a creative and artistic resource to our community. Usually this takes many forms and Opera Omaha's HCOF Fellows (Gwenna, Jared, Kate, and Kaitlin) lead creative workshops and programming for all ages. Since we can’t be in the community in person, we’ve adapted and created a few of our #HCOFCreativityPrompts for your use at home. Each weekday we’ll post a different prompt on our blog and share on our social media platforms. These activities can be done alone or with others. Creativity is not just for kids, and these prompts are written for a wide variety of audiences so fee...
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Mar 24, 2020
HCOF Creativity Prompt: Life is Art
Our Holland Community Opera Fellowship (HCOF) is committed to being a creative and artistic resource to our community. Usually this takes many forms and Opera Omaha's HCOF Fellows (Gwenna, Jared, Kate, and Kaitlin) lead creative workshops and programming for all ages. Since we can’t be in the community in person, we’ve adapted and created a few of our #HCOFCreativityPrompts for your use at home. Each weekday we’ll post a different prompt on our blog and share on our social media platforms. These activities can be done alone or with others. Creativity is not just for kids, and these prompts are written for a wide variety of audiences so fee...
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Mar 23, 2020
HCOF Creativity Prompt: Creative Doodle
Our Holland Community Opera Fellowship (HCOF) is committed to being a creative and artistic resource to our community. Usually this takes many forms and Opera Omaha's HCOF Fellows (Gwenna, Jared, Kate, and Kaitlin) lead creative workshops and programming for all ages. Since we can’t be in the community in person, we’ve adapted and created a few of our #HCOFCreativityPrompts for your use at home. Each weekday we’ll post a different prompt on our blog and share on our social media platforms. These activities can be done alone or with others. Creativity is not just for kids, and these prompts are written for a wide variety of audiences so fee...
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Mar 4, 2020
Opera in Conversation: St. John the Baptist Takeaways
Open your mind to opera this spring! ONE Festival 2020 runs March 20 – April 5. Learn more at onefestivalomaha.org Tuesday, March 3 was the first Opera in Conversation in advance of ONE Festival 2020. We discussed the intricacies of Stradella’s St. John the Baptist with its conductor, the GRAMMY Award-winning early music specialist Stephen Stubbs, in conversation with Opera Omaha Producing Director Kurt Howard. This provocative and contemporary new production from acclaimed director Christopher Alden is being performed in an exciting warehouse space on North 11th Street in Omaha for 5 performances, March 25 – April 5. If you were not able to attend the conversation on Tuesday, read ahead to find out what you missed. Stradella consid...
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Feb 5, 2020
Opera in Conversation: 'Romantic Comedies' Takeaways
Mozart’s hilarious sit-com The Abduction from the Seraglio lights up the Orpheum Theater for two performances only, February 7 & 9! Tickets start at $19: operaomaha.org/abduction Thank you to everyone who came out on this cold winter’s evening for our final Opera in Conversation event before The Abduction from the Seraglio! Director Alison Moritz and Dr. Diana Martinez PhD of Film Streams had a fascinating conversation about the film influences in Moritz’s production of this opera, and about the parallels between film and opera. While it would be impossible to summarize everything that was discussed during the expansive conversation on Tuesday evening, this summary hopes to provide an overvi...
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Feb 3, 2020
Midday Music: The Abduction from the Seraglio Takeaways
Mozart’s hilarious sit-com The Abduction from the Seraglio lights up the Orpheum Theater for two performances only, February 7 & 9! Tickets start at $19: operaomaha.org/abduction Thank you to all who attended Midday Music on Friday, January 31. We received a fantastic preview of Opera Omaha’s production of The Abduction from the Seraglio from director Alison Moritz and conductor Gary Thor Wedow in a conversation lead by Opera Omaha Producing Director Kurt Howard, and then heard an introduction to Mozart’s music for the opera from bass Erik Anstine (Osmin) and tenor Michael Kuhn (Pedrillo). The conversation started by covering the inspirations for this production, which is set in interwar German...
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Jan 29, 2020
Opera in Conversation: 'The Costumes of The Abduction from the Seraglio' Takeaways
Mozart’s hilarious sit-com The Abduction from the Seraglio lights up the Orpheum Theater for two performances only, February 7 & 9! Tickets start at $19: operaomaha.org/abduction Thank you to all who attended our second Opera in Conversation for Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. We had an enlightening conversation with costume designer Neil Fortin about his incredible work on this production. The conversation was moderated by Kurt Howard, Opera Omaha Producing Director. If you were not able to attend, this summary will help get you up to speed! We started the evening by becoming acquainted with the setting and time period of this production of Abduction, which takes place in W...
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Jan 21, 2020
Opera in Conversation: 'Mozart and Comic Opera' Takeaways
Mozart’s hilarious sit-com The Abduction from the Seraglio lights up the Orpheum Theater for two performances only, February 7 & 9! Tickets start at $19: operaomaha.org/abduction Thank you to all who attended our first Opera in Conversation for Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio on January 21 and thank you too to Maestro Gary Thor Wedow, conductor of Abduction for his wonderful insights, and Kurt Howard, Opera Omaha’s Producing Director for leading the conversation. If you were not able to attend on Tuesday evening, this blog will bring you up to speed! The conversation covered three main topics; an overview of Mozart’s music, a deeper look at the music of...
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