UrbanArias is a new opera company dedicated to presenting short, contemporary operas. This Friday, January 14, UrbanArias will present seven mini-operas in one hour at the Black Box theater at Artisphere, Arlington's new cultural center. Performances are at 7 and 9 p.m. Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix spoke with San Francisco Opera alum, and UrbanArias Executive and Artistic Director, Robert Wood, about the January 14 mini-opera performance as well as their upcoming 3-opera showcase, March 31 through April 10. For more information, visit UrbanArias.org or call 1-888- 841-2787.