We’ve launched a multi-year community-based project, SING OUT STRONG (SOS), that commissions composers and writers to create songs based on themes that flow from our operas. In 2019, SOS’s inaugural year, our theme is immigration (flowing from I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams), hence, SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices. Next year’s opera deals with colonization, so it’ll be SING OUT STRONG: Colonized Voices.
We’ve also integrated our mainstage shows with our community projects, a revolutionary move. After SOS tours Boston’s neighborhoods, it will arrive on our mainstage as a prologue to our mainstage opera.