Research on Performance Space Acoustics in Developing Countries

Performance spaces are often taken for granted in first world countries like the United States where an audience can expect beautiful sounds and musicians can expect clear and elegant spaces to perform in. This however is generally not the case in developing third world countries where resources are often limited and the country does not

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Our Reply to Violence-Poverty

Tired of political corruption in developing countries? Do you wish you could help the children and youth of these countries, but can’t because of feeling overwhelmed by the domination of this corruption? OPERAnauts has a way. It is unconventional and it is grass-roots. It is about working with the community to produce opera — simple

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PIPs – Positive Impact Points

PIPS PIPs are Positive Impact Points – Rewards you earn when you do good things. 3P Partners, home to PIPs Rewards is a Certified B Corporation, a new kind of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. OPERAnauts’ Volunteers are VIPs (very important persons)! Volunteers play a crucial role

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Featured 2015 Opera Fellows

Featured Fellow: Mireille Kinkina, soprano/youth chorus director   MIREILLE KINKINA is a versatile soprano and chorister with the OSK. She achieved a music diploma with a vocal focus from the l’Institut National des Arts, and has been a Juniors’ Choir director since its inception in 2014; she is also a beginning pianist and aspiring harpist. However,

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Congo Jazz Co-Jazz in Kinshasa

(Kinshasa, January 15th) On MLK’s birthday we presented the debut jazz concert of violinist HERITIER MAYIMBI and his group CoJazz. The concert successfully demonstrated the collaborative and community-building process that has become OPERAnauts’ hallmark. Having discovered this lively 180-seat theatre during our recent feasibility assessment trip to Kinshasa (August, 2015), it became the perfect place

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OSK Choir Sings Carnegie Hall

(New York, December 1st) We celebrated the work of philanthropist & rock singer BONO and his ONE Foundation, along with the beautiful 20-voice choir from the OSK (l’Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste) at CARNEGIE HALL in New York City. The choir was invited to sing backup for pop musicians you may know – Bono, of course, the

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A Postcard from Congo

A few months ago, as part of an OPERAnauts’ feasibility trip, we visited Kinshasa. OPERAnauts in collaboration with l’Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste aims to stage a Classical Music & Opera concert (possibly the first in an ongoing series) in The Democratic Republic of Congo. We met potential producers, partners, and sponsors. Hands down and a consistently

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A Take on Kinois Culture

In these images, photographer Laurence Paverd gives us a take on the fashion and style happening right now in Kinshasa, Congo (DRC). The photos were taken in July, 2015. The text in the video joins the images to OPERAnauts’ own company values and mission priorities.

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Opera Strip for La Petite Carmen

Welcome to the first draft of our opera comic strip for La Petite Carmen! Using a sequence of pictures, the opera strip is meant to give highlights of the story. The speech bubbles are actually an English translation of key words from the French opera arias and duets sung by the characters.  The characters’ names are, (in

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Inaugural Project with Armand Diangienda & the OSK

(Ocean Grove, NJ) Over the past three years, OPERAnauts has staged productions in New York and Kinshasa as a lead-up to its premiere project, Carmen in Congo. This production will form the foundation of an ongoing global music exchange project across Africa. OPERAnauts intends to partner with Congolese agency to produce the first annual Classical

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