2020 is a year of massive change for the entire world.
The entire performing arts industry has been completely
changed this year and every artist’s career has taken a
turn they did not expect. Theater closures have left
thousand upon thousands of artists with an empty
schedule and no projects on the horizon.
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 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. Conceived by founder/director Jay Lucas Chacon, An American's Journey tells the story about a man of privilege who learns from those with struggles unknown to him and makes consious decisions to become a more understanding person and use his benefits for the greater good. This is followed by ViOps first film production, Act 3 from Leoncavallo's
La Boheme and their debut performance, Crossing Paths, a duet recital. Future productions will include Mascagni's Zanetto, The spirit of Christmas; a holiday special, a benefit concert featuring music from the musical Chess, and a recital of African American music featuring soprano Stephanie Ball.
We are artists and we must continue to be artists.