Conventional wisdom says that opera only appeals to a graying, aging audience. But a group of young Catholic University graduates has set out to dispel that idea. They’ve formed an ambitious new opera company geared to a younger, more diverse fan base. We’ll talk with them about their approach to a tradition-bound art form, and get a live in-studio performance.

Guests

  • Sarah Philippa Co-founder, Opera Alterna; "Claire," Magnum Opus
  • Jay Brock Co-founder, Opera Alterna; Director, Magnum Opus
  • Tad Czyzewski Baritone; "Robert," Magnum Opus
  • Rob Legge Tenor; "John," Magnum Opus
  • Tricia Lepofsky Mezzo-Soprano; "Polyhymnia the Greek Muse of Sacred Poetry," Magnum Opus
  • Daniele Lorio Soprano, "Melpomene the Greek Muse of Tragedy," Magnum Opus
  • Eric Sillers Baritone; "Robert Schumann," Magnum Opus
  • Michael Oberhauser Composer and Conductor, "Magnum Opus"
  • Nicolas Catravas Pianist, "Magnum Opus"

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