GENDER BALANCE ON STAGE &

WOMEN OF POWER AND PRESTIGE

OperaHub is taking a programming hiatus to focus on the following goals:

 

1) Creating a network with similarly positioned companies in other parts of the country

 

2) Investing in encouraging composer/librettist teams and commissioning opera producers to create works that are at gender parity or majority female and also represent a broader range of characters and experiences, including women characters in positions of power and prestige. 

We look forward to producing more intimate and accessible opera in Boston once those projects are in the works. 

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The Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116   MAP

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ADDITIONAL EVENTS

Upcoming

Community Music Center of Boston's Kleshinski series concert

"DIVAS: Exploring Female Representation in Opera"

 

What does “diva” mean to you? The sopranos of OperaHub's upcoming show DIVAS present a musical program featuring 400 years of glorious prima donna repertoire.  Singing show selections as well as other arias, they will also identify some problems of being a diva--including the limited character types that sopranos have played historically--and illustrate how OperaHub and DIVAS are looking to disrupt expectations and shape soprano repertoire into the future.  

Thursday, June 7, 2018

7:00pm

The Community Music Center of Boston

34 Warren Ave., Boston, MA 02116

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Previous Events

Friday, March 31, 2017

7:30-9:30pm

The Community Music Center of Boston

DIVA Salon: Feminism and Social Change in Song and Story

Featuring Kathleen McDermott, Fashion Historian and Visual Artist

Chelsea Beatty, Cast Member

Patricia Au, Music Director

SUPPORT

DIVAS is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Mass Cultural Council, and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.  This funding was made possible through the fiscal sponsorship of Arts and Business Council, Inc.  The views expressed in this program are the Artist’s and do not reflect the views of A&BC, Inc. 

CAST

STAFF

 

Producers  

Christie Lee Gibson

Adrienne Boris

Production Manager

Jessica Richmond

Playwright  

Laura Neill

Stage Director  

Adrienne Boris


Diva Consultant  

Kathleen McDermott, hautehistory

Music Director  

Patricia Au

Costume Design

Drew Myers

Set & Props Design

Jeffrey Petersen

Lighting Design

Emily Bearce

Sound Design

Zach Cadman

Production Management

Jessica Richmond

Stage Management

Nicole Clark

Assistant Stage Manager

Michaela Slotin

Marketing and PR

Jeila Irdmusa

Graphics

Stephen Libby

 

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ARIA CONTEST

An earlier vision for the DIVAS project called for contrasting the diva stories with modern day women in positions of power and prestige.  With the wealth of diva information, we decided to narrow our focus for this show.  Below is information about the competition we ran for arias for these modern female characters. 

Aria Composition Contest Information

Women of Power and Prestige

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