To produce creative collaborations by bridging the gap between traditional artistic genres, breaking down the stereotypes and redefining the perceptions that surround them.
To bring new ideas to life, creating art, led by artists.
Corinne Schaefer – Founder/Artistic Director – Creative OPERAtions
After seven years living and performing in Germany, Corinne returns to the New York Metropolitan Area. With years of stage experience in opera, musical theater (including in Stage Entertainment’s most recent production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, Das Phantom der Oper), and concerts, she is now investing her skills in creating new content and creative opportunities for herself and other performers. She has produced several concert series, and was managing partner of Opera On Tap Hamburg (2016 - 2020). Education: BM Vocal Performance Indiana University, Resident Artist of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.
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Brooke deRosa – Musical Collaborator –
Brooke deRosa is a composer, vocalist and conductor from Los Angeles, California. In 2017 Brooke completed her first opera, based on the short story "The Monkey's Paw" which saw its premiere in Los Angeles with Pacific Opera Project.
In 2018 Brooke was hired to orchestrate, re-compose and conduct Rossini's "La Gazzetta." This involved re-creating the famous “missing quintet."
Her operetta “Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon," a musical comedy set in the old Wild West premiered as part of the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Gunfight has won “Pick of the Fringe," the “Producer’s Encore Award” and the John Raitt Award for “Best Music and Lyrics."
Brooke was commissioned by LA Opera to write "Songs of Orpheus," art songs that set veterans' poetry to music. Songs of Orpheus premiered in February 2020 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
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Sara Ezzell– Artistic Consultant– Creative OPERAtions
Sara Ezzell is an American/Cypriot movement artist and choreographer with a professional background in classical ballet. From 2014-2019 she danced professionally with the Saint Petersburg Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Bundesjugendballett, and Hamburg Ballet. In this time, along with her work as a dancer, her choreography was performed throughout Germany, Latvia. Alongside dancing principal roles with the Hamburg Ballet, in 2019 she was selected by John Neumeier to represent his company at the prestigious Erik Bruhn Competition. In July 2019, she became a freelance artist, seeking to expand her own creative work. Notable projects as a freelancer include creating two full-length productions (2019 & 2020) at the Non-Profit Globe Gallery Grabowsee Festival set in the abandoned Heilstätte Grabowsee in Oranienburg, and performing Jessica Nupen’s solo and premiere “Spheres and Disruption” at the Hamburg Deichtorhallen, in collaboration with William Kentridge’s exhibition, “Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings to Work.” (2020).