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Learn about some of opera’s most revered female artists as they talk about their talents, performances, and orchestral works.
A round-up of inspirational quotes to motivate us to work on our art.
More and more, women are cutting a wide swath across the opera landscape. It used to be that women in opera were mainly on-stage or in the costume shop, however now they are beginning to be involved in every aspect of the business of opera. Some are managing opera companies as general directors,...
Former NEA Chairmen celebrate the legacy of the NEA's fourth chairman, Frank Hodsoll.
There is modern dance and modern art, indie rock and experimental theater. Within the opera world however, tradition has maintained a firmer grip, and most of us still expect the grand themes, grand scale, and grand voices of the art form’s original 16 th -century roots. But for musicians and...
Mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn has made it a point of pride to experiment throughout her career. She has performed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, played the part of Miriam in the Moses-inspired video opera Mosheh , and performed with the Wooster Group in La Didione, which she described as "a cross...
Even though it’s been more than a decade, Grethe Barrett Holby vividly recalls reading Walter Dean Myers with her son. Myers, an award-winning, middle-grade author known for his gritty urban realism, often wrote about basketball, including in his novels Hoops and Slam. “I was blown away by the fact...
Learn about composer Mary Watkins and her journey to the music world.
A playlist featuring African-American artists from our Art Works podcast series.
In our most popular blog post of 2015, NEA staff shared why the arts are important to them.

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