Anne Hiatt Managing Director
Opera on Tap
(VR Opera Series)
Anne Hiatt is the co-founder and general director of the international organization Opera on Tap, which has the mission of bringing opera to new audiences by taking it to places where people least expect to experience it. She is the executive producer of the world’s first VR opera, THE PARKSVILLE MURDERS, which won ‘Best VR Video’ at the NYC Indie Film Festival in May 2017 and premiered online as featured content on SamsungVR, October 2017.
With over 12 years of experience in non-profit management, development and opera production, she currently oversees the programs, and operations of 22 Chapters of Opera on Tap across the nation and world and has acted as executive producer of Opera on Tap’s major new works program, ROADWORKS, since 2012.
In 2017 with the successful launch of the VR opera, Anne spearheaded and continues to oversee The Immersive Opera Project- a collaboration of Opera on Tap and regional opera companies across the globe to develop and showcase new works of opera utilizing immersive technologies. Founding partners include Austin Opera (TX) and Tapestry Opera (Toronto).
Under Anne’s leadership, Opera on Tap has grown into a large national network of artist-entrepreneurs, performers, creators, supporters and audiences. It has gained international recognition as an innovative force on the classical music scene with features in such media outlets as The NY Times, NPR All Things Considered, The Wall Street Journal, NY1, USA Today, NHK/ Japan National Public TV, Tagesspiegel, The NY Daily News, WNYC, Boston Globe, Chicago Today, Chicago Reader, the LA Times, LA Weekly, and Seattle Weekly among many others.