Key Change
Key Change
Jun 29, 2018
02: What's in a name? The Origin Story of Opera for All Voices
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Opera for All Voices (OFAV) wasn't always "Opera for All Voices." 

Amidst endless brainstorming sessions, redefining family programming, seeking edgier content, aligning with social justice themes, addressing significant doubts, and drawing solutions on dinner meeting napkins... 

...Is it even possible for 7 opera companies to reach some kind of consensus?

Get an inside look at the origins, naming, and specific parameters for new operatic commissions with the OFAV initiative.



Key Change is a production of The Santa Fe Opera in collaboration with Opera For All Voices.

Produced and edited by Andrea Klunder at The Creative Impostor Studios

Hosts: Andrea Fellows Walters and Brandon Neal

Audio Engineer: Kabby at Kabby Sound Studios in Santa Fe

Theme music by Rene Orth

Theme music by Rene Orth with Corrie Stallings, mezzo-soprano, and Joe Becktell, cello

Cover art by David Tousley

Special thanks to The Relic Room NYC and Bad Animals in Seattle. 

OFAV Consortium Members:  Lyric Opera for Kansas City, Minnesota Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, San Francisco Opera, Sarasota Opera and Seattle Opera.

This podcast is made possible due to the generous funding from the Melville Hankins Family Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and an OPERA America Innovation Grant, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.  

To learn more about Opera for all voices, visit us at

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