How do you do opera in a pandemic?

 

We’re glad you asked.

When COVID-19 shut down the PFO offices and closed all performance venues, PFO went Unstaged with its summer season, and decided to take the the Hans and Leslie Flesichner Young Artists Program online.

Spearheaded by Artistic Director Marianne Cornetti, and created by Director Derrick R. Brown, Young Artists Program Director Rob Frankenberry, Artistic Administrator Lindsay Lehman, and Producer Lynne Squilla, singers worked with music staff Frankenberry and Mark Trawka to record operatic scenes that were selected prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  They then worked with Brown, and Young Artists Directors George Cole and Lauren Lenz to “stage” their scenes and record them remotely.

 

Welcome to Opera Without Walls.

 

2020 Hans and Leslie Fleischner Young Artists

Colin Aikins · Maureen Brabec · Natalie Butchko · Autumn Capocci · Sadie Cheslak · Lindsey Chinn · Anissa Clay · George Cole · Jessica Crowell · Brent Doucette · Taylor-Alexis DuPont · Megan Jones · Sky Lee · Lauren Lenz · Matthew Maisano · Dorian McCall · Myles Pinder · Emily Roberts · Schyler Sheltrown 

Episode  One

Episode Two

Episode Three

Episode Four

Coming September 25th

Episode Five

Coming October 2nd

Episode Six: The Finale

Coming October 9th