New York Opera Festival to Present Five-Part Opera Podcast

Aqua Net & Funyuns has announced a podcast opera featuring five newly-commissioned, original stories, each written by a different librettist/composer combo. The 25-minute, serial episodes will be designed specifically to tell compelling narratives with voices, instruments, and immersive sound design. The new podcast will feature music by Tariq Al-Sabir, Jason Cady, Kamala Sankaram, Aaron Siegel, and Michi Wiancko, and librettos {…}

Kaufman Music Center to Present In-Progress Look at Lisa Bielawa’s ‘Centuries in the Hours’

On May 27, 2021, Kaufman Music Center will present an exclusive, work-in-progress performance of composer and producer Lisa Bielawa’s upcoming opera “Centuries in the Hours.” The work culminates Bielawa’s 2020-21 KMC Artist-in-Residence appointment. “Centuries in the Hours” sets to music excerpts from women’s diaries which span three centuries; Bielawa found these excerpts during her time as a William Randolph Hearst {…}