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On a Positive Note: NY Opera Fest Finds Virtual Opportunities
The Fifth Annual New York Opera Festival was scheduled to open in April - but by the time it became clear that theaters would not be open by then, the organizers realized that a whole new opportunity had opened up. So many of the participating opera companies had found ways to bring performances, workshops and other initiatives on line that the festival could indeed go on - virtually, serving as a hub of information of the city’s vibrant opera scene.
Peter Szep, the festival’s founding director, and co-founder of the New York Opera Alliance, discusses the festival.