Iconic Venue in Kinshasa

Successful Feasibility Trip to Kinshasa We were successful in achieving ALL our desirable outcomes for the trip including cultural exchange with high school and university students; initiating mentoring music tutorial with Opera Fellows; tour cultural attractions such as Parliament, the Congo River, botanical gardens; recording souvenir photos/video for promotion of an entourage trip with OPERAnauts

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ROCK THE CONGO campaign

ROCK THE CONGO — October 15th – December 10th by Nicco Bechtler, Campaign Writer OPERAnauts, Inc. is a Princeton-based non-profit organization that aims to use music to better the world, specifically the unfortunate situation currently unfolding in Congo. It was because of this fantastic goal that I decided to devote many hours over the past

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Fact Sheet – Summary of Milestones

May 2012: OPERAnauts project is approved for fiscal sponsorship with Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization in New York. February 2013: Friends of OPERAnauts begin the fundraising effort with a series of small group dinners at a local restaurant. Guests enjoy live music mini-concerts by flamenco guitar and classical accordion soloists. May 2013: OPERAnauts

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Group Opens Cultural Exchange with a Production

Article written by Dennis Bowers Where and when do the paths of a Congolese slum, Angelina Jolie, Mozart, opera, and a winner of two dozen international film festivals cross paths? The answer is in Princeton this Saturday night. Philadelphia, Trenton and Princeton area residents are invited to attend an Italian wedding celebration on Saturday Evening,

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Purchase Tickets for FANDANGO!

Purchase tickets NOW for FANDANGO! the wedding of Figaro and Susanna (music by Mozart).   This single performance event is on Saturday, March 29th at 7:30 pm (6:30/doors) in a church located at 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey. FANDANGO! is an adaptation of the opera Le Nozze di Figaro created for OPERAnauts by Joy

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What the Guests Had to Say

It was such a pleasure to be at the performance of La Petite Carmen and to witness this beautiful thing coming to life. It certainly seemed very polished to me! I wish you all the best as you take this project forward. –Amanda from New Jersey     Wow! Encroyable! Everyone did an absolutely amazing

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ECI report on the needs of Congo

 “Tens of thousands of children are estimated to be actively participating in combat situations or serving as support personnel for armed groups in at least 15 conflicts around the world (UNICEG 2012).” “We Came Back with Empty Hands: Understanding the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Children formerly associated with armed groups in the Democratic Republic

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La Petite Carmen

La Petite Carmen La Petite Carmen is an abridged version of Bizet’s Carmen, reducing the opera to its emotional roots. Instead of the large tapestry of Spain, bullfights and gypsies, we focus on the people and the choices they make that lead to tragedy. Carmen herself not so much a “bird of fancy”, but more

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Monroe Village Will Host Unique Opera Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Evelyn Goldin (609) 720-7253 Monroe Village Will Host Unique Opera Program; Residents Benefit As Senior Community Provides Rehearsal Space and Living Accommodations After rehearsing at Monroe Village, opera project will perform in New York and ultimately stage performances in Congo, Africa MONROE TOWNSHIP — July 30, 2013 — While access to learning,

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