PavarOpera was founded to make a home for upcoming local opera talent, and to bridge the worlds of
Opera and Community. The purpose of the company is to engage and expose new community audiences to the wonder of Opera through performance, education and service. PavarOpera's first presentation,
La Boheme, donated 20% of all profits to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Tuberculosis Control Program, which funds the Flick Memorial Tuberculosis Center. In La Boheme, the protagonist, Mimi, contracts tuberculosis. The plot tells the story unfortunate circumstance bringing the characters together and reminding them to love one another despite their differences and suffering. Those who were touched by the story, had the opportunity to hear an educational lecture from Director of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Tuberculosis Control Program, which funds the Lawrence F. Flick Memorial Tuberculosis
Center in Philadelphia.
PavarOpera seeks to connect real life struggles to the stories within Opera by activating a sense of purpose and directing tangible actions to improve communities via these performances.
PavarOpera is a non-profit organization who pays all of their musicians yet does not charge for inquiries, accepting content from musicians, or for auditions. We Thank musicians who dedicate their time and talent
and make this world a better place by bringing music into the world.We believe that artistic excellence should be accessible to all and we are dedicated to high standards, inclusivity and educating all people
on the classical and operatic art form regardless of what musical style they are experienced with. All musical forms are related and so we find the common ground.
THE ART OF RESPONSIBILITY
The Arts serve a distinct purpose in society.
We learn from the Arts. We feel through the Arts. We identify our values by the Arts. We find our own value reflected in the Arts.
To become an artist, one must probe the depth and scope of one’s perception and reconstruct for others visceral and critical revelations and observations. One must also act responsibly in approaching those reconstructions by creating balance between the artist, the source of inspiration, and the community it serves. PavarOpera has found that balance and wants to responsibly serve the community, the creators of Opera, and the artists who dedicate their lives to the Arts.
A NEW MODEL FOR OPERA PERFORMANCE
Opera has long been associated with high society and not with “community” in its modern day meaning. Opera has required orchestras and is performed in languages not easily accessible to audiences outside Europe. And Opera has generally been presented in classical music venues. PavarOpera aims to change that.
The stories within Opera, like the stories within the Arts across generations and cultures, are the stories of people and their communities. Stories of love, families, and real-life issues that intersect every community of every kind.
Therefore, let’s get back to the stories and those issues to reconstruct the connection between Opera and Communities. Let’s make each performance a tangible connecting rod to the community issue within the story. Let’s serve the community through the performance by creating a direct line from the story line in the Opera to a service provider within the community that serves to heal those impacted by that issue.
This is PavarOpera’s mission and direct function in offering Opera to the community
OUR COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY
PavarOpera donates portions of each performance to a local community agency by connecting the common threads of the opera storyline to the service.
PavarOpera pays its artists. This is a variation on small community opera companies. We do this because we believe in fairness, and we value the time and talent of our artists. Also, they’re very good!
The PavarOpera Company
614 S. 4th Street Suite 118 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19147
The PavarOpera Company has a mission of bringing Opera and related music to wider audiences by stimulating community engagement through performance, education, and service.
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