As a stage director, Jenna’s focus is on utilizing opera and musical theatre to enact social change. She is the co-founder and Artistic Director of ... more
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Feeling the 'Glow' of opera in the American South

Jenna Tamisiea is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Glow Lyric Theatre in Greenville, South Carolina, a company devoted to placing opera and musical theatre at the center of difficult social and political conversations. In today's article, she reflects on the experience of starting an opera company — particularly one that is politically vocal in a region that holds largely opposing viewpoints — and what she learned when she went against conventional wisdom and followed her convictions.