Metropolis Opera Project was a group of artists dedicated to the development and continuation of the operatic tradition. M.O.P. specialized in breaking boundaries and crossing genres, often reaching into unexplored musical territory where opera is concerned, diving into hip-hop, rap, electronic, folk, jazz, and traditional opera. M.O.P.'s goal was to redefine opera and present opera to a new audience, aiming to help develop a new generation of opera-go-er. Founded in 2008 by opera singers, Zachary James and Megan Nielson and composer Kristin Hevner Wyatt, Metropolis Opera Project was in existence for four years and produced seven world premiere operas during that time, as well producing previously performed works, concerts, readings, events and parties promoting the continued development of opera.
SINGERS, ACTORS & DANCERS
J. David Anderson, Elena Armijo, Nathan Baer, Wendi Bergamini, Sara Jayne Blackmore, Rebecca Blinder, Stephanie Booth, Joshua Bouchard, Michael Bowen, Jessica Bowers, Lisa Bryce, Kimberly Burns, Katherine Cardin, Paulo Carminatti, Paris Carney, Matt Castle, Eddie Cooper, Kara Cornell, Greer Davis, Michael Deleget, Thomas Dolan, Chris Dwan, Tiffany Engen, Claire Epstein, Valerie Fagan, Karla Faggard, Catherine Freeman, Danny Gardner, Katie Gassert, Constatine Germanacos, Kevin Greene, Charles Gushue, John Hager, Thomas Hendrickson, Frederic Heringes, Amanda Hick, Jackie Hoffman, Christopher Hollowell, Nicole Intravia, Morgan James, Zachary James, Joe Jung, Amy Justman, Iris Karlin, Jessica Kimple, Alex Krasser, Josh Lamon, Adam Lendermon, Brian Long, Amanda Morton, Megan Nielson, Christiane Noll, Jasmin Norwood, Jessica Parks, Margaret Peterson, Bryan Plofsky, Parker Pogue, Bryan Putnam, Dan Radzikowski, Alexandra Reed, Paul Richardson, Krysta Rodriguez, James Sasser, Caroline Selia, Aaron Serotsky, Alan Shaw, Manny Simone, Laura Smith, Martin Sola, Erica Steinhagen, Mitchell Stout, Wesley Taylor, Jendi Tarde, Ann Fraser Thomas, Jason Thoms, Wilyem Thoms, Gian-Carla Tisera, Jonathan Tuzo, Steve Uliana, Kannan Vasudevan, Bruce Warren, Alicia Williams, Lauren Worsham, Dan Zakarija.
DIRECTORS & CHOREOGRAPHERS
David Chapman, Jay Cohen, Tucker Davis, Audrey Ellis, Zachary James, Norman Johnson, Dontee Kiehn, Jessica Lazar, Tamilla Woodard
COMPOSERS & LIBRETTISTS
Britt Barber, Alexis Bernier, Jeremiah Bornfield, Scott Burkell, David Caudle, Trish Causey, Nathan Cooke, Sara Cooper, Thomas Deneuville, Randal Eng, Larry Lees, Paul Loesel, Ryan Gagnon, Sheldon Harnick, Kate Kilbane, Bonnie Montgomery, Rachel Peters, S.J. Pettersson, Bryan Putnam, Zach Redler, Christopher Sahar, Benjamin Scheuer, Matt Schlatter, Hollis Thoms, Will Van Dyke, Royce Vavrek, Kristin Hevner Wyatt, Daniel Wyatt
Adrianna Desier Durantt, Christian Eckels, Tamara Kopko, Dave Kriebel, Pat Marcus, John McNulty, Timothy O'Connor, Dorothy Petersen, Solomon Weisbard
MUSIC DIRECTORS & CONDUCTORS
Adam Bloniarz, Aaron Kotler, Doug Martin, Amanda Morton, Jonathan Rose, J. David Williams, Chris Wilson
Damien Bassman, Lynn Bechtold, Summer Bogguss, John Convertino, Kiersten Cunningham, Scott Ethier, Dave Fallo, Elise Fawley, Amanda Gookin, Kenneth Gartman, Milton Granger, Paul Loesel, Chris Loxley, Jessica Myers, Laura Patterson, Victoria Patterson, Joshua Samuels, Allison Seidner, Megan Shumate, Coco Taguchi, Will Van Dyke, David Young
Meryl Ballew, Aaron Heflich Shapiro