The mission of the Texas Opera Alliance is to advance and diversify the operatic art form through innovative production partnerships, audience-building initiatives, and collaborative investments in new works, ensuring that opera continues to thrive in the Lone Star State.
Formed in 2020, the Texas Opera Alliance (TOA) is a collaborative initiative of five major Texas opera companies, including Austin Opera, Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and OPERA San Antonio. TOA explores innovative production partnerships, audience-building initiatives, and collaborative investments in new works, to ensure that the art form continues to thrive in the Lone Star State.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the partners’ initial focus will be the creation and sharing of virtual experiences that will keep current opera fans connected during a time of social distancing while enticing new operagoers through digital mediums. In its first year, TOA will cross-promote digital content and programming while creating unique touchpoints with audience members from all five organizations. In addition to streaming video content, TOA will provide members access to an array of publications and online resources, webinars, and supplementary programming. Through this cross-promotion, the organizations’ digital content will have a larger reach across the state.
Teen Opera Club of Texas
Calling all TEENS!
Join the Teen Opera Club of Texas, the biggest opera club for teens hosted by 5 of the Lone Star State’s leading opera companies: Austin Opera, The Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and OPERA San Antonio! Each month teens from all over the world will have a chance to socialize with each other over their love of the arts as each company hosts online events.
Who: Any teen 13—19 years old
What: TEEN OPERA CLUB OF TEXAS provides opportunities for teens to learn about opera happening right now in Texas. Events will include access to opera artists and administrative personnel sharing insights and expertise on a variety of topics including opera performance, production and design, the creation of new opera, conducting and the opera orchestra, and so much more!
Where: Students will receive invites to virtual meetups and watch parties on platforms such as Zoom, Squad and private YouTube channels hosted by each opera company.
When: The club will convene once a month. Stay tuned for a link to the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!
Why: TEEN OPERA CLUB OF TEXAS provides an opportunity for students to gather with like-minded teens to explore music and art-making with opera industry professionals and leaders.