A new initiative has been set up to assemble teams of artists from across the world to create mini-operas that will be shared online.
Ella Marchment, stage director of the International Opera Awards, is behind the scheme, which is called #OperaHarmony.
Artists can apply via the Opera Harmony Facebook page. The scheme will pair composers with librettists to create pieces on the theme of distance or community.
The composers and librettists will then be matched with directors and singers to record their micro-opera, which will be shared online.
Marchment said: “The other day I was thinking about how we could still make art together even through these difficult circumstances, how we can use this forced separation to bring us closer.
“I am committed to giving as many people opportunities as possible – regardless of experience – to create art.”
She added: “The idea is to create networks between all those invested in creating opera and plant the seed for new professional relationships that have the potential to grow further once we are out of this situation.”