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“Hildegard Von Bingen: Bambina Mistica e La Vergine Nera” Premieres in Assisi Suono Sacro Festival, August 2016

“Hildegard Von Bingen: Child Mystic and The Black Madonna”
14th world premiere Italian production

Music by Hildegard VonBingen and Mariano Garau, based on writings of Hildegard set in libretto by Karen Lauria Saillant, with Italian translation by Maria Luisa Meo. Publicity by Daniela Cane’ of Adagio Art Agency, with design by Francesca Tiriboco of Studio 54 in Chiusi, Italy.

“Sacco & Vanzetti” IOT’s 15th World Premiere Italian Opera


“Sacco and Vanzetti”  is planned for world premiere in Teatro degli Avvaloranti, Citta’ della Pieve, August 2018.




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Karen Saillant, Artistic Director of IOT, has been working with children in Philadelphia and Italy for decades. As Artistic Director of IOT, she has been commissioned to bring living projects to The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Rosenbach Museum, The National Constitution Center, The Philadelphia Orchestra and more. She has inspired 1000’s of youth through her 10th annual Holocaust Remembrance Project in collaboration with International House of Philadelphia.

Multicultural Chidlren's Choir Constitution Center

 A devout exponent of the power of art to inspire leaders and the self organizational principles of Saillant (the system developed by Ms. Saillant) to instill confidence and self actualization, Karen Saillant continues to be on the cutting edge of educational reform.

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Part of IOT Multicultural Children's Choir- at Art Museum for Wild About art Photo Dave Direntis

“Prima assoluta dell’opera lirica “Errori!” di Karen Saillant” La Voce Del Territorio Umbria