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Articles written by Heidi Waleson

Apr 03, 2024
Why opera is flourishing in Los Angeles

Los Angeles hosts numerous opera companies, many of which share audiences and donors alike.

Aug 02, 2022
The Languages of Opera

Making the art form more accessible and inclusive

Oct 20, 2021
Civic Players

Companies navigate the intersection of art and politics.

Jul 19, 2021
Return to Gathering: Back into Theaters

The industry readies itself for the post-pandemic era.

Feb 04, 2021
Live and In Person

In the midst of the pandemic, innovative solutions bring opera to live audiences.

Nov 13, 2020
The 2010s: A Decade of Change

A look at new works and a new attention to diversity in the 2010s.

Jul 04, 2020
The 2000s: Advances and Retreats

A decade that changed the face of the industry.

Apr 04, 2020
From “Outreach” to “Civic Practice”

Fifty years of opera company citizenship

Oct 04, 2019
Seismic Shifts

A decade-by-decade look at the evolution of opera in the US since OPERA America’s founding in 1970.

Apr 04, 2019
The Redoing of Women

Revisionist productions give new agency to the standard repertoire’s victimized heroines.

Oct 04, 2018
Ripped from the Headlines

New works about recent events and real people pay off for opera companies.