A year without theatre. It's been tough on a lot of people. Singers, musicians, costumers, stagehands, and audiences.
The climax of our film is when the audience witnesses the opera for the first time. Sharing our film with our audience is what we have been working for the last eight years.
We are launching "Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera" to help singers, musicians, and essential theatre workers make it through to the day we can create art together again.
The film’s streaming premiere will benefit The Actors Fund, a national nonprofit that provides a safety net for creatives sidelined by the pandemic.
Join us anytime from Thursday, March 25th to Sunday, April 11th.
Tickets are $10: watch.RidersOperaFilm.com
For those of you in our creative posse who've had a rough go during Covid closures, if you work professionally in theater, film, television, music, opera, radio or dance, The Actors Fund likely has a program that can help. Services include emergency financial assistance, affordable housing, counseling, secondary career development, and more.
Creative professionals can apply for emergency pandemic grants at:
Thanks for being our audience, and for helping performers and artisans make it through until the curtain goes back up!