Austin Opera staff member Laura Carrisosa stands behind the camera as Claudia Chapa records her episode of Live from Indy Terrace, with Maimy Fong at the piano.

As Austin Opera follows shelter in place orders, Inside Indy Terrace is not coming from our physical rehearsal hall but from the spirit it embodies. As everyone settles into home offices and gets accustomed to new ways to communicate and collaborate, Austin Opera is working hard to continue to bring opera to Austin.

Despite the inherent challenges of these unprecedented times, the opportunity for ingenuity is abundant. It’s a great pleasure to bring you our new Live from Indy Terrace series, broadcast each Friday at 3:00 p.m. and we hope you’ve enjoyed watching the episodes as much as we have enjoyed creating them. It allows us to continue our mission and connection to you through the medium of opera.

We are not alone. OPERA America recently compiled a useful resource of digital offerings and we’d like to share it with you. This list is not exhaustive, but a terrific launching point for exploring the streamed operatic (and classical) landscape. See OPERA America’s Schedule of Virtual Opera Performances Here.

As the need for physical distancing continues, we hope you find respite and community in the digital world. We send thoughts of gratitude for you, our Opera Family, and for the beauty of the art form we cherish and love. Take care, and we’ll “see” you this Friday at 3:00 p.m. for the next episode of Live from Indy Terrace.