"This is genius!"* Underworld Productions Opera has been recognized for innovation and excellence by Musical America's "Year in Music" Opera News, The New York Times, and in the blogosphere (*Madison Opera blog). UPO's Advisory Board includes distinguished tenor Marcello Giordani.
Under the Artistic Direction of Gina Crusco
, Underworld Productions Opera was created in 2004 to produce operas that are outside the box of mainstream repertoire, including premieres of new works, under-represented works of past centuries, and updated stagings. We de-mystify opera so that all may enjoy it by creating stylish, inclusive, and accessible performances with high musical and dramatic standards.
UPO's Resident Artist program
provides operatic training with outstanding professionals and performance opportunities, transforming singers into fully-fledged stage performers. "I am extremely impressed by the whole program!" - Suzanne Stone, soprano; 2010 RA.
Underworld Productions Opera has received grants from NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; NYC Department of Youth and Community Development; Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance; Better Neighborhood Fund; Medical Center Neighborhood Fund; Meet The Composer; The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; The Venable Foundation; Kinder Morgan Foundation; Buckhorn Foundation; Puffin Foundation; and Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation.
to see a complete list of donors as of September 2012.
for our Board and Advisory Board list, current as of September 2012.
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