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Kara Riopelle

Kara Riopelle

Kara Riopelle

Graduate Voice & Influence Program, 2018-19

Kara Riopelle is a Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow PhD candidate in Musicology. Her research analyzes the business models supporting the production of new operas, with a particular focus on the emergent body of new Chinese-American operas and the potential for partnerships with China. While at Stanford, she has continued her directing career in opera and film and has worked to develop the arts leadership curriculum at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She draws upon her expertise in business and the arts to challenge existing assumptions around the presentation of live performance, while facilitating innovative and compelling storytelling across artistic genres.