Alive & Kicking: Launching Opera Into Mainstream

There’s a new Web Series in town, and it has its sights set on launching opera into the mainstream! Made for opera professionals, fans, and novices alike, we are pleased to introduce Alive & Kicking with Jessica Fishenfeld!

CS Music has partnered with Jessica to spotlight her creative efforts to make opera more accessible for a new generation of music lovers.

Series Intro

This light-hearted series gives you a short introduction to an exciting new American Opera each month, in under 5 minutes! The series highlights operas relevant to our modern times, and connects up-and-coming composers with the modern American public they’re writing for. As opera has entered into the fast-paced modern world, these American works are much more accessible and relatable, leaving behind airs of elitism from centuries’ past. Written in English and drawing on modern topics and ideas, American Opera is intended to be enjoyed and understood by people of all ages, colors, cultures, shapes, and sizes!

Alive & Kicking is here to show you that opera is a growing and changing art form, and its creators are telling your stories!

Episode One: The Shower

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CS Music Staff

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