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Article Published: 31 Jul 2022

Communicating Complex Emotions

Opera creators are increasingly using new works to explore topics of mental health in ways that are beneficial to audiences. Opera’s innate emotionality makes it a natural medium for conveying the depth of the distress many people in a mental health crisis feel. Productions can also act as a springboard of sorts, removing stigma and propelling people toward friends, family, and professionals who can help them through their own struggles.

This article was published in the Summer 2022 issue of Opera America Magazine.

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