To produce creative collaborations that bridge the gap between traditional artistic genres, breaking down the stereotypes and redefining the perceptions that surround them.
Corinne Schaefer – Co – Founder – 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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Sashell Beck – Co-Founder – Creative OPERAtions
Sashell made the move to Germany after completing her music training in America. In addition to her stage experience in opera, musical theater (She was part of the ensemble for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Das Phantom der Oper), and concerts, Sashell is a champion of performing new works. Sashell has given master classes in acting for singers and has upcoming directing projects. She also served as partner of Opera On Tap Hamburg (2016 - 2020). Education: The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University of Long Beach.
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Brooke deRosa – Musical Director – Creative OPERAtions
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 hails originally from Minnesota, and after completing her classical ballet training in New York City her professional career has led her to work in Saint Petersburg, Stuttgart, and Hamburg. She has performed various principal roles, most recently with the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier. As a choreographer, her work has been performed throughout Germany, and was selected to be part of the prestigious Nijinsky Gala in Hamburg (2018). Sara has a passion to bring artists from different modalities together and to inspire all people to connect with the inherent dancer within themselves. She is excited to apply her training and experience to initiate new dance social projects and inter-disciplinary artistic collaborations.