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ABOUT

Hailing from the corn fields of Iowa and based in Austin, Texas, Matthew J. Schulz is a multifaceted stage director and theatre artist who is committed to fostering inclusivity, community, and integrity within his artistic pursuits. He strongly believes that the world of opera and the musical stage are crucial to our development  as a society and our understanding of the human condition.

 
 
 

The Reframing Opera Project: Part 1
 Operatic Works Composed by Women from the U.S.A.

The Reframing Opera Project consolidates and provides pertinent information for the performance, exploration, and study of 1,361 operatic works by 591 U.S. women composers. It provides academics, artists, and administrators a simple tool for diversifying their programs. Moreover, in expanding our knowledge of the operatic output of U.S. women, it combats the underrepresentation of women composers in U.S. operatic performances. The archive does not comment on the quality or viability of these works or composers, but rather aims to give  greater visibility  to the bevy of U.S. women composers and their operatic works. 

 

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