Reflection & Re-vision

Reflection & Re-vision

As a response to the productions in the Opera Philadelphia Channel, this FREE series will look deeper into the genre of opera by exploring both its musical and theatrical elements as well as engage non-musical scholars to gain a better cultural, social, and historical perspective. The Reflection and Re-Vision series includes lectures, round-table discussions, and artist reflections.

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Reflection & Re-vision
  • Reimagine the Opera Canon, Part I

    This roundtable conversation investigates how to handle problematic portions of the canon as well as ways to make space for new and different voices.

    Host:
    Veronica Chapman-Smith

    Panel:
    Dr. Melissa Dunphy
    Dr. Michael Mohammed
    Emily Sung
    Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa

  • Reimagine the Opera Canon, Part 2

    This roundtable conversation investigates how to handle problematic portions of the canon as well as ways to make space for new and different voices.

  • Soldier Songs: The Impact of Military Life

    Inspired by David T. Little's opera Soldier Songs, this video features interviews with former members of the United States military and leaders from veteran support networks.

  • Misled Transformation of a Heroine

    Join guest lecturer Dr. Michael Mohammed on an examination of La traviata through the main character Violetta Valéry and learn how she not only transforms herself but also is transformed by the environment surrounding her.