2020 was a year of massive change for the entire world.
The entire performing arts industry completely changed
and every artist’s career has taken a turn they did not
expect. Theater closures left thousand upon thousands of
artists with an empty schedule and no projects on the
With the absence of live theater, we must shift our crafts
in a different direction. ViOp Productions is a company
using 21st century technology to create collaborative
performances. Through recording vocal and audio tracks, filming individually in a socially distanced environment, we create a cohesive performance for live stream, giving artists a new opportunity to continue working and creating.
The vision of ViOp Productions is to continue creating film versions of operatic works, recitals and concerts. In the future, ViOp Productions plans to establish virtual readings of new works to help composers reach a wider, more global audience. Even once theaters reopen and we can return to live performances, ViOp Productions desires to continue creating virtual content for the operatic and theater world.
Currently, ViOp Productions will present Chess: a Cabaret.
Previous productions include ViOp's first full length opera Zanetto bu Pietro Mascagni, An American's Journey, a story based on the Aaron Copland Old American Songs and featuring songs by Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, and Steven Mark Kohn, Act 3 from Leoncavallo's La Boheme, the Spirit of Christmas; a holiday special, Musical Monuments, a recital of African American Spirituals for Black History Month, and their debut performance, Crossing Paths, a duet recital.
We are artists and we must continue to be artists.