American Opera Projects Presents New Chamber Opera ‘House of Legendary’ at PrideFest 2024

American Opera Projects announces “House of Legendary” a new chamber opera to take place at PrideFest 2024. Composer Joe Rubinstein and librettist by Jason Kim’s “House of Legendary” centers on drag performer Dee Legendary as they embark on a passionate love affair with Officer John, whose fascination with Dee takes an unexpected and dangerous turn. Inspired by a true story, {…}

Sarah Moulton Faux Stars in the Premiere of ‘The Climate Opera Project’ at BAM

(Photo credit: Gordon Faux) American Opera Projects, in collaboration with NYU/Tisch Opera Lab presents the world premiere of “The Climate Opera Project.” “The Climate Opera Project” is a collection of four short operas celebrating Earth Day 2024. Plots depict unlikely heroes reeling from the cataclysm of human-influenced natural disasters. These operas aim to tackle environmental issues with humor and hope. {…}

American Opera Project to Present ‘First Glimpse: Songs From the Great Room’

The American Opera Project’s fellowship program, Composers & the Voice, is set to premiere the current fellows’ songs in “First Glimpse: Songs From the Great Room.” Current composers in C&V are Gabrielle Herbst, J.E. Hernández, Raquel Acevedo Klein, Paul Pinto, Tidtaya Sinutoke, Ania Vu. C&V librettist include jeesun Choi, Isabella Dawis, and Troy Defour. Performers are members of the C&V {…}

American Opera Project to Present ‘Music as Message: Sing Together, Children’ Celebrating Juneteenth

The American Opera Project has announced the fourth live, interactive concert in the Music as Message series created and hosted by Emmy Award-winning soprano Adrienne Danrich. The concert will stream on Sunday, June 13, at 4:00 P.M. EDT. “Music as Message: Sing Together, Children” celebrates Juneteenth, a portmanteau of June 19th, the date the United States fully realized the emancipation {…}

Isabel Leonard, Sasha Cooke, Blythe Gaissert Headline American Opera Project’s ‘Living Room Music’ Series

The American Opera Project has announced a new concert series entitled “Living Room Music.” The event will kick off with “A Grateful Embrace,” a Mother’s Day special hosted by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert, pianist Daniel Gortler, and baritone Jorell Williams. Other performers include Maile Okamura, Colin Jacobsen, and Isabel Santiago. Performance Date: May 10, 2020 Mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert, {…}