UrbanArias had a fantastic debut at Artisphere — it’s hard to believe it’s already a month ago!
We presented two “mini-operas”: Lucy by Tom Cipullo and Camera Obscura by Jonathan Sheffer. We had excellent casts, excellent direction, and a great pianist, and the audiences really responded. In fact, both shows were packed — standing room only. We performed for close to 300 people (a few came twice), and not only did people really get what we’re about as a company, but we also made a number of converts — people who are not necessarily opera buffs, but who will come back now that they know how entertaining and accessible an art form it can be.
As a result of everyone’s positive feedback and interest, we decided to add another evening of ten- to fifteen minute mini-operas in January (there are a surprising number of these pieces!). We’ll do two performances on Friday, January 14 (details to follow). UrbanArias is thrilled to be so popular, and this added performance will serve as a terrific bridge to our festival season in April.
Can’t wait to see everyone!