“I Dream” at Opera Carolina

In 2017, AOB-co-owned Musical-Dramatic Arts Inc entered into a collaborative agreement with Opera Carolina, resulting in the latest ‘Rhythm & Blues Opera’ productions of I Dream in April/May 2018 at Opera Grand Rapids Michigan, Toledo Opera Ohio and closing the Wells Fargo-sponsored season in Charlotte, N.C. (where by contrast, the season had featured more traditional operas, Cyrano De Bergerac and The Marriage of Figaro). The shows were very well received – sold out in Toledo, with unusually diverse audiences (age, cultural background/ethnicity, socio-economic level etc.) in all venues, with a carefully preserved commercial aesthetic throughout: