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On Site Opera Wins Female Composer Grant
On Site Opera, in partnership with MetLiveArts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Lyric Theater, has been awarded a Female Composer Grant from Opera America. The grant will help create and produce "Lady Murasaki and the Tale of Genji," a one-act, site-specific opera composed by Michi Wiancko with a libretto by Deborah Brevoort. The work will premiere in spring 2019 in The Met’s Astor Court. The work comes…
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Brooklyn Art Song Society Announces 2018-19 Season
The Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) has announced its 2018-19 season. Per a press release, the company’s new season will kick off with “American Iconoclasts,” a 5-concert survey of some of America’s most prominent composers. The composers to be honored in composers include Charles Ives (Oct. 5, 2018), Samuel Barber (Nov. 2, 2018), Ned Rorem (Jan. 4, 2019), Aaron Copland (Feb. 1, 2019) and George Gershwin (March 1, 2019). There…
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Operantics Launches New Fundraiser For 2019 Season
Independent company Operantics has announced a campaign to raise funds for its 2019 season. Operantics, an artist-run company, is launching the campaign with the support of the Australian Cultural Fund, where, per a press release, “supporters can make tax-deductible contributions towards the next chapter of the company’s story.” The campaign will feature fundraising recitals and performances that will all culminate in the launch of the season and the announcement of…
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‘PermaDeath’ Opera To Highlight Challenges of ALS
Librettist Cerise Jacobs and composer Dan Visconti’s upcoming opera “ PermaDeath,” presented by White Snake Projects, is a work that combines music, theater, and cutting-edge technology, will also highlight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The opera features the story of gaming enthusiast Sonny, who is struggling with early stages of ALS. In the portrayal of the character, Jacobs has found the support of the Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS), which has made…
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National Sawdust Announces Julia Adolphe’s “A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears” Project-In-Residence For 2018-2019 Season
National Sawdust has announced “A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears," a new opera written by Julia Adolphe, as a Project-In-Residence for the 2018-2019 season.  Adolphe is working with librettist Stephanie Fleischmann and adding a few new twists to the beloved children’s story written by Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist and author, Jules Feiffer, which will create an inspiring experience for both adults and young audience members.   “A Barrel…
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Mezzo Mónica Danilov & Soprano Eugenia Forteza Reunite For ‘Viaje Musical’ In Colombia
Audiences in Bogotá, Colombia will be taken on a musical journey on July 6, 2018, when soprano Eugenia Forteza and mezzo-soprano Mónica Danilov join forces for a recital at the Museo Nacional. The concert, entitled “Viaje Musical,” kicks off at 6 p.m. and will include arias and duets from such composers as Bizet, Rossini, Puccini, Catán, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gershwin, and Bernstein, among others, running around one hour in length.…
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Festival Opera of Walnut Creek Announces ‘Love, Lust, And Laughter’ Gala
The Festival Opera of Walnut Creek is set to showcase a unique “Opera Experience” on July 15, 2018 at the Lesher Center for the Arts. The event, entitled “Love, Lust and Laughter” will feature three acts from three famous operas, including the first act of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” “the second act of “Tosca” and the party scene from Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus.” Among the artists performing are Alex Boyer, Kristin Clayton,…
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Opera Parallèle Announces New Appointment to Board of Directors
Opera Parallèle has announced that Jane Hartley will join its board of directors. Hartley is a real estate investor who is also an opera education specialist entrepreneur and arts leader. She has served on the board of directors of the San Francisco Opera Guild, Opera America, Opera Volunteers of America and currently sits on the board of San Francisco Opera. "As we build our board to expand opportunities for Opera…
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New Opera Days Ostrava Festival’s 2018 Festival To Feature Major World Premiere of Alois Hába Opera
The New Opera Days Ostrava Festival (NODO), in its fourth installment, is set to showcase a wide range of rare operas, including the world premiere of Alois Hába’s “Thy Kingdom Come” and two other chamber operas. The festival kicks off on June 24 and runs through 28. Here is rundown of what’s in store for prospective audiences. “Thy Kingdom Come” kicks off on June 24 and 25 and will feature…
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‘VIREO’ Composer & Direct Earn Emmy Award Nomination
Composer Lisa Bielawa and Director Charles Otte, the creators behind “VIREO: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser” were nominated for the 70th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards in the categories of Creative Technical Crafts – Composer and Outstanding Director – Programming. The winners will be announced on June 26, 2018. “VIREO” is a unique operatic experience, filmed into a 12-part series that tells the story of a fourteen-year-old girl…