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March 6, 2018

Trevor Neal, Baritone

This month Operapolitan would like to introduce you to the magnificent baritone, Trevor Neal! His instrument is one characterized by strength, beauty, and attention to nuance. We learned, in his interview, that he is a devout fan of Giuseppe Verdi...

February 6, 2018

Shannon Jennings, Soprano

February can be a rather dreary and cold month. So, as we await the departure of frigid winds and slushy sidewalks, we would like to offer a glimpse of sunshine to our Operapolitan readers. This February, we are happy to...

February 4, 2018

Operapolitan is currently working on some special projects that are certain to make the opera industry better. We want to make sure these projects meet the needs of our community so, we will be collecting data through a series of surveys designed to get a glimpse of yo...

October 5, 2017

Jenni Bank, Mezzo-soprano

A luscious, dramatic voice combined with exceptional artistry and comedic capabilities...sounds perfect to us! This October, Operapolitan brings to you the remarkable South African Mezzo-soprano, Jenni Bank.
She is sharing her...

September 1, 2017

Richard Ollarsaba, Bass-Baritone 

Photo by Kristen Hoebermann

For the month of September, Operapolitan would like to turn the spotlight onto magnificent

bass-baritone, Richard Ollarsaba. Richard has been described as a "meltingly smooth bass-baritone" and has performed th...

July 16, 2017

Operapolitan is thrilled to announce our

Operapolitan Singer Of The Month series. Our very first singer of the month is the glorious, 

Alexandra Loutsion!


Hailed as "a singer to watch" (Washington Post) with a “commanding presence" (Pitt...

July 16, 2017

Humans of Opera

"Humans of Opera" is a page on Operapolitan where we bring, to the forefront, important issues that are often ignored because they can be difficult to address and discuss. Activist, Audre Lorde, said, "It is not our differences that divide us, it is our...

July 15, 2017

Makeup Artist, Bridget RzymskiPhotograph by Joshua South

Bridget Rzymski  is a wig and makeup artist currently based in Chicago. A fun loving and eccentric individual, she spends her time doing wigs and makeup at companies such as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and De...

July 12, 2017

What you'll find below is a comprehensive list of everything you could possibly need to pack for an opera engagement away from home (from the obvious to the not so obvious!)

Of course, everyone is different and this list will expand and contract depending on the length...

May 29, 2017

It has always been perplexing to me why so many people are drawn to and fascinated by war movies, myself included. From Saving Private Ryan to Hacksaw Ridge, these films are realistically gruesome, and stressful to watch. But I’ve come to realize that they serve as mor...