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Director of Theatre Matt Boresi Receives North American Opera Honor

Lake Forest Academy’s Matt Boresi was recently honored by OPERA America as a winner of the inaugural Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera. Boresi’s comic opera "Verdi by Vegetables" won the Award for Digital Excellence in the Education/Enrichment Material category.

The opera was produced by Pittsburgh's Resonance Works and featured nearly 100 puppets made of fresh produce and 40 singers performing selections from all the works of Giuseppe Verdi and describing his life and times.

2022 Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera
Artistic Creation: Opera Philadelphia - Soldier Songs
Education/Enrichment Material: Resonance Works - Verdi by Vegetables: The Movie
University/Conservatory Project: Opera Notre Dame (University of Notre Dame) - Please Look: A Cinematic Opera Experience
Noteworthy Project: Against the Grain Theatre (Toronto) - Messiah/Complex

OPERA America leads and serves the entire opera community, supporting the creation, presentation, and enjoyment of opera. Founded in 1970, OPERA America has a membership that includes over 600 opera companies, educational institutions, affiliated businesses, and other entities. More than 40,000 staff members, artists, and trustees at these organizations join nearly 3,000 individual members in empowering us as the national champion for opera.