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Windy City Opera's La Bohème: A Case Study of Producing Micro-Opera in Chicago

Abstract This research paper recounts the work done in founding an opera company and putting on its inaugural show. It also provides some of the insights acquired during the process, which may be helpful for other future opera producers in creating a framework and guideposts for starting their own companies. The paper consists of two main sections followed by several short appendices.

The first section methodically reconstructs the process by which Windy City Opera's La Bohème was brought to the stage. It covers the background experiences that prompted the author to found her own company, the research and decisions involved, and the interplay between the company's overall goals and the resources available for a first production. The busine... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor O'Shaughnessy, Catherine (Author) / Dreyfoos, Dale (Advisor) / Schildkret, David (Advisor) / Oldani, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Chicago / Opera Production
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 91 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

  Full Text
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  Appendix B - Budget Worksheet.xlsx
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Description Appendix B - Budget Worksheet
  Appendix C - Artist Contract Template.docx
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Description Appendix C - Artist Contract Template
  Appendix M - La BohxE8me - Video.mp4
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Description Appendix M - La Bohème - Video