JUNE 5th & 6th


8:00 pm



This production is co-presented by the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning under the Building Equity Project supported by the New York Community Trust.


    We believe opera is an art form that is neither dead nor should be dying. Why, then, are such accusations constantly gathering ammunition? Many audience members are discouraged by barriers to entry in opera: high ticket prices, lack of pre-requisite knowledge, and a belief that the stories represented are distant from their own lives and experiences. Our goal is to demonstrate that operatic stories are human stories, that they can be timeless, and even progressive; the core of each story contemplates the struggle of the human experience. Set in 1970’s Rome with non-traditional casting, we hope our production of L’Incorinazione di Poppea will give the diverse community of Queens and the LGBTQ+ community an opportunity to see themselves reflected onstage. We believe Poppea is an opportunity to create representation for the LGBTQ+ community, as well as for people of color, while providing a high-quality artistic experiences for new audiences. Through the classic story of Poppea and Nero, we hope to shed light on the effects politics have on social issues, in the 70s, and even today.

    Our production also strives to provide an opportunity for talented young singers to be paid for their contribution, an opportunity lacking from most young-artist programs. All money raised through donations and ticket sales, will be going toward paying the singers and musicians for their talent and hard work. 


Directed and produced by Christina Swanson and Karina Parker

Music Direction - Zach Nicely


Poppea - Marina Hogue

Nerone/Fortuna- Mary Rice

Ottavia/Virtu - Marie Anello

Ottone - Jonathon Turner

Seneca - Brian Alvarado

Amore/Valetto - Andrea Wozniak



Please check out our Go Fund Me page! The more we raise the more money we are able to give our singers and musicians!


If you are interested in more information about our production, email killerqueenopera@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!


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