“Monica Harte embodies the breath of fresh air the Opera world is inhaling”

Monica Harte is most noted as a voice teacher and opera producer. She taught voice in New York for 25 years and was co-founder and general director of Remarkable Theater Brigade (RTB) where she launched the highly successful annual production of 10-minute operas at Carnegie Hall and revolutionized the typical, traditional medium of opera with her creation of Opera Shorts.

 

Although she loves weaving a modern approach into classical opera such as the anime-style Madama Butterfly, biker-version of Carmen, and vampire-themed Don Giovanni she produced for Nevada Opera; she has a passion for classical presentations as well, evident in her direction of Hansel & Gretel and Pagliacci for the Brooklyn College Conservatory.

 

Currently residing in the Bay Area, Monica is teaching voice, expanding her research on performance and vocal pedagogy, and working in arts administration with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.

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Monica Harte, most noted as the co-founder and general director of Remarkable Theater Brigade (RTB) in New York, where she launched the highly successful annual production of Opera Shorts at Carnegie Hall and revolutionized the typical, traditional medium of opera with her creation of Opera Shorts. These 10-minute operas are composed by some of the most exciting living composers of our time.

 

In January 2012, she was named General and Artistic Director of the Nevada Opera Association (NOA). She left in 2015 to work with the Dean’s Office of Visual, Media and Performing Arts at Brooklyn College as Administrator for Special Projects.
Harte’s two solo CD’s for MSR Classics label, Songs from Another Place and Long Island Songs were met with positive reviews [Fanfare Magazine said “her voice was an exquisitely controlled vocal instrument she uses to delve into the hearts of texts with uncanny powers of penetration,” and Sequenza21.com enjoyed “her bright clarion voice”] and an invitation to record the song cycle Going with Tom Cipullo for his CD Landscape with Figures.

 

A private voice teacher whose professional students perform with major opera houses, Harte is a member of the voice faculty at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn college where she teaches private lessons, a studio class and coaches an ensemble.