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Article Published: 06 Jul 2023

Opera Conference 2023: A brief recap

In the Allegheny Ballroom of the Westin in downtown Pittsburgh, the music began with soft humming, several operatic voices layered on top of one another to create a gentle bed of harmony. Then, the clarion voice of Pittsburgh poet Danielle Obisie-Orlu rang out — “As a belted-out note or as melody emergent from fragile vocal cords / Let this river of memories flow beyond me / And into you” — officially launching Opera Conference 2023 and welcoming those gathered with a joyous sound.

This article was published in the Summer 2023 issue of Opera America Magazine.

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