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The Core of

What We Do

Our short films introduce opera to new audiences in creative and seamless ways. The medium of film, paired with digital platforms, such as YouTube and Vimeo, enables us to widely disseminate classical content to those who may not otherwise have access, especially children and young adults. In reaching new and diverse audiences through our short films, we aim to tell stories that are relevant today, specifically those that focus on women’s perspectives.

Our first short film, Così, adapted from W.A. Mozart’s Così fan tutte, was released in 2016, and our second film, Ophélie, adapted from Ophelia’s mad scene in Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet, was released in May 2020, as part of our socially distanced work during Covid-19.

Così was an Official Selection of Direct Short Online Film Festival (2018) and an Official Selection of The NY Indie Theatre Film Festival (2019), where it received a live screening in Manhattan at the New Ohio Theatre. In 2019, Così and Ophélie were also Semi-Finalists in Jelly Film Festival (LA).

Così

a short film directed by

Dara Malina

Fiordiligi

Meredith Mecum

Dorabella

Katherine Weber

Despina

Caroline Miller

Ophèlie

a short film directed by

Dara Malina

Ophelia

Denisha Ballew

Dorabella

Katherine Weber

Despina

Caroline Miller

Hope I Mvmt 2

a film by 

Lacy Rose

directed by

DAra Malinar

Short Film Series

Pleaides | 24

German Romantics