Vital Opera is a social impact arts organization dedicated to cultivating human connection through the medium of operatic expression. In addition to creating socially relevant projects with the highest artistic standards, Vital Opera is committed to community engagement, audience education, and artist development.
In July 2020 Vital Opera launched the pilot of Queens Voice Lab with a cohort of twelve amazing artists.
Queens Voice Lab is a diverse and inclusive, artist-led community and workspace of professional singer-actors.
Halcyon (formerly Unfinished ) is a new documentary-style opera that explores the question: “What happens to us when a place that matters to us comes to ruin?”
As part of Community Day on September 7, 2019, the Millbrook Library and Vital Opera presented the inaugural edition of Millbrook is a Frame of Mind: Reflections in Word and Song, a celebration of Millbrook featuring music, poetry, and prose from the village.
In April 2015 we premiered Four Hands of Bridge, an experimental evening featuring four consecutive performances of Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge. This brief, yet intense opera explores themes of consumerism, marital infidelity, the loss of a loved one, and isolation in modern society.
Our artist development workshop on Le Nozze di Figaro in November of 2013 was an opportunity for a group of nine singer-actors to delve deeply into the music, text, plot, and characters of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro).
In August 2012 we presented An Edible and Musical Birthday Celebration for Julia Child in honor of Julia Child’s 100th birthday.