When New Moon Opera was founded in 2014, the primary mission of the group was to present opera to Chicago and the surrounding areas in a fun and accessible way, while using and encouraging talented local artists. Since then, our company has expanded and changed to reflect the amazing and diverse group that is the Chicago classical community.
We believe that people of every age should have an opportunity to experience opera. Our outreach program was created to teach students about voice types, genres, and the overall opera experience. We encourage them to laugh, ask questions, and enjoy the sights and sounds of an operatic performance.
We believe that going to the opera can be a fun and affordable experience. Our themed concerts, opera karaoke nights, and other events are designed to bring excitement and energy to the listener. Whether our guests are first time opera-goers or experienced fans, there is always something new to discover and appreciate about opera. Our more intimate presentations allow for a different audience experience, while being cost-effective for young professionals and families.
We believe that all singers should have the opportunity to perform, using their knowledge and strengths to create beautiful music. We each bring something different to the table, and these diverse offerings need to be not only acknowledged, but celebrated. The New Moon family adds their voices to those of many other organizations around the Chicago area, in support of the mission of the Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition. We will not permit or invite racism, sexism, bigotry, or any other form of hate speech into our shows.
Above all, we believe in the power of music and collaborating with other artists. From makeup and costumes to tickets and marketing: New Moon Opera believes in a membership that is involved in the entire creative process. Singers help with costume changes, moving scenery, gathering props, and writing programs. When a group takes full ownership over the process, the end result is more than just a production: it creates connections and friendships that carry on long after the lights have dimmed.
We are proud to be a part of the New Moon family, and we hope you will join us!
The New Moon Opera Artistic Board
**New Moon Opera Company is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code**