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The Atlanta Opera to Host 24-Hour Opera Project Showcase, 1/25-26

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The Atlanta Opera will host its 24-Hour Opera Project Showcase on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 7 p.m. EST. Audiences can attend for free or tune in via LIVE WEBCAST.

Selected composers, lyricists, stage directors and opera singers -- randomly put into teams - have 24 hours to compose, stage and rehearse a 10-minute opera. Performances will be judged by a panel of judges and by the audience.

The public unable to attend the showcase can tune in to a LIVE WEBCAST at atlantaopera.org or Livestream.com and vote for the audience favorite.

The kick-off event will take place on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 5pm at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Ga. The showcase performance and LIVE WEBCAST are set for Saturday, January 26, 2012 at 7pm at The Atlanta Opera Center, 1575 Northside Drive, Bldg. 300, Suite 350, Atlanta, Ga.

Judges:
Ned Canty, General Director, Opera Memphis
Lee Anne Myslewski, Director of Artistic Administration, Wolf Trap Opera and Classical Programming
Ann Owens, former Executive Director, Houston Grand Opera
Lara Smith, Managing Director, Dad's Garage
Jill Vejnoska, Features Writer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Participants:

Composers
Robert Butts, Rockaway, NJ
Evan Mack, Albany, NY
Douglas Pew, Crestview Hills, KY
Natalie Williams, Athens, GA
Jamie Sampson, Bowling Green, OH

Librettists/Lyricists
Samuel Bradford, Roswell, GA
ElLen Frankel, Philadelphia, PA
Chadwick Hagan, Atlanta, GA
Vinnie Meli, Marietta, GA
Madeleine St. Romain, Atlanta, GA

Singers
Jayme Alilaw, Atlanta, GA
Joshua Bartolotti, Waleska, GA
Beverly Blouin, Atlanta, GA
Megan Brunning, Suwanee, GA
Annie Burton, Chicago, IL
Emily Byrne, Durham, NC
Stefani Dunn, Marietta, GA
Michael Francis Edwards, Stockbridge, GA
Mitchell Jones, Cumming, GA
Mel Leroy, Macon, GA
Stephen McCool, Duluth, GA
Brandon Odom, Atlanta, GA
Michaele Postell, Acworth, GA
Ivan Segovia Jonesboro, GA
Arsenia Soto, Durham, NC
Jonathan Spuhler, Atlanta, GA
Laurie Tossing, Lawrenceville, GA
Kristin Vienneau, Roswell, GA
Stage Directors
Justin Anderson, Kennesaw, GA
Richard Gammon, New York, NY
Kristin Kenning, Birmingham, AL
Michael Nutter, Atlanta, GA
Matthew Ozawa, New York, NY

Accompanists/Music Directors
Catherine Giel, Atlanta, GA
Goeff Loff, Atlanta, GA
Erin Palmer, Atlanta, GA
Rolando Salazar, Atlanta, GA
Paul Tate, Atlanta, GA

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