OPERA America Awards IDEA Opera Grants to Support Two New Works by Composers & Librettists of Color

OPERA America awarded the second cycle of IDEA Opera Grants (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) to composer/librettist Damon Davis; and composer Liliya Ugay and librettist Sokunthary Svay. The winning teams receive a total prize of $25,000 along with high-quality video recordings of workshops, working performances for promotional use, a feature on OPERA America’s digital and social platforms, and in Opera {…}

Karina Gauvin Headlines ‘Messiah’ Performance Alongside L’Ensemble Caprice & L’Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec

L’Ensemble Caprice and L’Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec will team up with the artist-in-resident of the Mécénat Musica to present excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah” this Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. The stream, which will be available on Mécénat Musica’s official website starting at 2:30 p.m. ET, will be headlined by soprano Karina Gauvin. The Grammy-nominated soprano has performed with are Orchestre Métropolitain, Ensemble {…}

Composer & Mezzo-Soprano Lisa Neher Launches One Voice Project Mictro Opera Fesival

Composer and mezzo-soprano, Lisa Neher is set to launch the One Voice Project Micro Opera Festival this March. Between March 22-26, Neher will present several works she composed to libretti by Kendra Preston Leonard including “Woman Waits With Sword,” “Momentum 261,” “Wide Awake in the New City,” “Now Available,” and “Par for the Course.” “During the pandemic, I spoke to {…}

Decameron Opera Coalition Inducted into Library of Congress

The Decameron Opera Coalition’s “Tales from A Safe Distance” has been inducted into The Library of Congress’s “Performing Arts COVID-19 Response Collection.” The collection will include works by nationally and internationally renowned creators to document that new works that were created by the performing arts industry during the pandemic. The recognition also comes as the Decameron Opera Coalition launches a {…}