“It is so important and so precious to be able to make art right now in this time,
especially art that makes sense,” said Annie Burridge, General Director and CEO of Austin Opera, in this conversation with Tessitura president Andrew Recinos.
As opera companies began closing their doors due to COVID-19, Austin Opera was one of the first opera companies to launch a digital programming series with brand-new content. Live from Indy Terrace began offering 30-minute broadcasts featuring Austin Opera artists every Friday at 3pm Central.
Additionally, thanks to partners from Austin-based Subvrsive, who sit on the Austin Opera Innovation Council, the company was able to transform their production of Winterreise (originally scheduled for March) to a film project, to be filmed and digitally disseminated to a global audience this summer.
“I know we’ll come out of this on the other end, hopefully stronger, definitely smarter.”
Watch the video above to enjoy this conversation between Annie Burridge, General Director and CEO of Austin Opera, and Tessitura Network president Andrew Recinos.