Death of Classical 2023 Review: The Protecting Veil

Death of Classical’s “The Angel’s Share” presented John Tavener’s “The Protecting Veil,” arranged and conducted by Matthew Aucoin with solo cellist Joshua Roman and the Contemporaneous ensemble, at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery on May 26th 2023. Matthew Aucoin, a well-known composer in the opera world, interpreted this work with a thoughtful awareness of Tavener’s meditative and oftentimes exaggerated dualistic symbolism. This is portrayed throughout {…}

Q & A: Conductor Daniela Candillari Discusses Her Met Debut Conducting ‘Eurydice’ and Her Approach to Score Study

(Photo credit: Damjan Svarc) Conductor Daniela Candillari makes her Met Opera podium debut on Wednesday, December 8th, pacing Matthew Aucoin and Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice.’ OperaWire connects with Candillari to discuss her creative process leading up to ‘Eurydice’ and how she constructs her perspective.  OperaWire: What moments in Aucoin’s work do you enjoy most and how do they resonate with you? Daniela {…}

The Center for Fiction and Theatre Communications Group to Co-Present ‘Sarah Ruhl and Matthew Aucoin in Conversation’

On Nov. 17, 2021, The Center for Fiction and The Theatre Communications Group will present “Sarah Ruhl and Matthew Aucoin in Conversation.” The two will discuss their collaboration on adapting Ruhl’s play “Eurydice” as an opera. This event is the fourth collaboration between The Center for Fiction and The Theatre Communications Group and will be rebroadcast as part of TCG {…}

Composer Matthew Aucoin’s Debut Book ‘The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera’ to Publish in December 2021

Photo: Steven Laxton Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux has announced the Dec. 7, 2021 release of composer Matthew Aucoin’s debut book “The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera,” which centers on what he considers the magic of opera: its impossibility. “The operatic ideal, an imagined union of all the human senses and all art forms—music, drama, dance, poetry, painting—is itself an {…}

Julia Bullock, Anthony Roth Costanzo & Davóne Tines Lead ‘The No One’s Rose’ World Premiere

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale are set to present the world premiere of “The No One’s Rose.” The performance will be at Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall on August 26–29, 2021 and will showcase a production from American Modern Opera Company that combines music, dance, poetry, and theater. “The No One’s Rose” features a new score by Matthew Aucoin, set {…}

Lea Desandre & Jakub Józef Orliński Lead Baroque Night Livestream From Aix-en-Provence

(Credits: © Julien Benhamou / Kamil Szkopik) The Festival de Pâques will present a night of baroque music to be live-streamed on March 31, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. The performance will star mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre and counter-tenor Jakub Józef Orliński. The two singers will perform works by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Giulio Caccini, Henry Purcell, Georg Friedrich Händel, Thomas Dunford, Reynaldo Hahn, {…}