Articles written by Nicholas Wise

May 10, 2021
Good Neighbors

Regional alliances boost arts ecosystems.

Jan 01, 2019
Opera Fans in Diapers

Recent operas have been developed specifically for babies (18 months or younger). Features Carnegie Hall's OTOYOTOY!, the Metropolitan...

Jan 01, 2019
Growth and Discovery

Summary of OPERA America's 2018 achievement including membership growth and participation, grantmaking, professional development, the...

Oct 01, 2018
“Brain Exercise” for Dementia Patients

A look at the benefits of music and music therapy on dementia patients. Many groups that do this are helped in part by their local...

Jul 01, 2018
A Song for the Army

A look at The Falling and the Rising by Zach Redler and Jerre Dye, and the larger trend in American opera of focusing on the military...

Apr 01, 2018
Dance Duets

Opera and dance have always been the closest of siblings. Now, a group of innovative collaborations between opera and dance companies...

Jan 01, 2018
A Crucial Voice

In 2017 OPERA America initiatives included innovation, civic impact, intense advocacy efforts, and learning to strengthen individuals...

Oct 01, 2017
Training Grounds

Opera companies bring voice instruction to youth of high school age and below with myriad sbenefits for the students.

Jul 01, 2017
Virtually Operatic

Virtual reality is starting to gain traction in the performing arts.

Apr 01, 2017
Plugged-In Projects

Companies everywhere are finding new energy — and real community impact — when they address the hot-button social issues of our day.

Jan 01, 2017
The Year in Review: OPERA America

OPERA America continues investments in grants, programs and events to benefit administrators and artists.