What If? Social and Cultural choices through opera!
This year, Seeking the Human Spirit goes digital with an interactive online workshop that examines the context in which our operatic characters make decisions. Then we ask... What if? Join us this season and make your own character choice.
Jeremy Johnson, Dramaturg at Houston Grand Opera, serves as the resident opera information source for audiences, patrons, and staff, communicating the musical, historical, sociological, ideological, and dramaturgical context for each of HGO’s operas. He works closely with composers and librettists on the commissioning and development of contemporary opera, solicits and reviews scores and libretti for production, and makes programming and casting recommendations as a member of HGO’s artistic team. He holds two degrees in vocal performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, an MBA from the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois, and a certificate in copyright law from Harvard Law School. He is passionate about contemporary opera’s ability to disrupt the industry toward a more creative, equitable, and accessible future.