Guerilla Opera Works With Visually Impaired Patron To Make New Works Accessible

Lead by co-founding member, Aliana de la Guardia, Guerilla Opera is launching a new outreach program to support a deeper, richer and interactive experience for patrons with visual disabilities.

This project was developed in collaboration with Nicolas Martinez, a young musician with visual disability and friend of the cast. Martinez attended a production and he and de la Guardia immediately recognized the potential to more fully engage with and enhance the experience of visually impaired patrons.

This outreach, which supports Guerilla Opera's educational mission to enhance engagement and further a deeper, richer understanding of the art form, will include the following additions to Guerilla Opera's programming:

  • One performance from each production will include guided pre-concert tactile tours of the set as well as the company's usual talk-backs with the composers and creators,
  • Large print program books, and
  • Audio guides & program book narration available for download and to stream from any mobile devices. These will be embedded on the company website and easily downloadable through the Podcast iPhone app, and shared through social media.

The amenities available for Guerilla Opera's upcoming concert production, "Emergence I," on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 8:00PM in the OBERON at 2 Arrow Street in Cambridge, MA, include an online audio narration of the evening's concert program, narrated by Nicholas Martinez, and PDF versions of program text, concert program narration transcript, and the program book online at

  • "Emergence I," is a concert presentation featuring a first-listen to new music from Mischa Salkind-Pearl's A Dead Body based on the short story by Anton Chekhov, libretto by Franny Zhang, as well as beloved revivals of Marti Epstein's magical Rumpelstiltskin and Per Bloland's dark and brilliant Pedr Solis with libretto by Paul Schick."Emergence I" is for one night only. Admission is $20.00 and tickets can be purchased now online at, by phone at 617-547-8300 and at-the-door one hour before curtain at the OBERON.

    For questions regarding ADA Seating and other accessibility specifics please call the OBERON directly at 617-547-8300.

    This concert is made possible through the generosity of Timothy and Jane Gillette, The Amphion Foundation and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where Guerilla Opera is an Ensemble-in-Residence.

    For more information visit Guerilla Opera online at; like them on Facebook at, and follow @guerillaoperaon #EmergenceI and #GOSeason11.

Guerilla Opera is a Boston-based experimental opera company now in its 11th season. Its mission is to commission new chamber operas written specifically for their ensemble of artists, and to perform in intimate theatrical settings without the use of a conductor or formal music director. Guerilla Opera is a 2017-2018 Ensemble-in-Residence at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Visit for more information.

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