Gramercy Opera To Present ‘Dickens’ A Christmas Carol-The Opera’

On Dec. 1, 2 and 3, Gramercy Opera will kick off its holiday season with the world premiere of “Dickens’ A Christmas Carol -The Opera.” It will be the company’s second mainstage production after its successful production of Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen” last spring. The new work is an adaptation of Dickens’ classic book by composer/musical director Felix Jarrar and librettist and stage director Brittany {…}

Hermitage Artist Retreat & American Opera Projects Announce 2017-18 Opera Genesis Fellows

The Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, FL and New York City’s American Opera Projects has announced the second Opera Genesis Fellowships to composer Joseph N. Rubinstein and librettist Jason Kim. The award will include a six-week Hermitage residency, in which the artists will work on their new opera “Legendary.” The accolade, which was inaugurated last year, is presented to artists {…}

Curtis Opera, Kimmel Center And Opera Philadelphia Team Up For New Partnership

The Curtis Institute of Music, Opera Philadelphia, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts have announced a new partnership to establish Curtis Opera Theatre at the Perelman. The partnership will feature a spring series featuring two Curtis Opera Theatre productions at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater for the 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons. For its first year, the series will include a March {…}

Opera Parallele Receives Hewlett Grant for Laura Kaminsky, Kimberly Reed & Mark Campbell’s New Opera

Opera Parellèle (OP) has received support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for its commission of Laura Kaminsky to compose the music for “Today It Rains,” a new chamber opera with a libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed (based on the original concept by Campbell) and projection design by Reed. “Today It Rains” reteams Kaminsky, Reed and Campbell after their successful work in “As {…}