Guerilla Opera Is Now A Women-Run Organization

Guerilla Opera Is Now A Women-Run Organization

Guerilla Opera's 12th Season is proving to be a pivotal one. After appointing Aliana de la Guardia and Julia Noulin-Mérat as co-artistic directors, Guerilla Opera's board of directors now appoints Amy Advocat as its Executive Director.

Dr. Advocat is known in the new music community throughout the country as half of the bass clarinet-marimba duo, Transient Canvas. Hailed as "dazzling" by The Boston Globe, and a "powerhouse" by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, she is an avid performer of new music having performed with Alarm Will Sound, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Sound Icon, Collage New Music, and Dinosaur Annex, among many others. She is also a proud endorsing artist with Henri Selmer Paris Clarinets.

Advocat is no newcomer to Guerilla Opera, having played in ten of their fifteen commissioned operas, and can be heard on "Loose, Wet, Perforated" by Nicholas Vines, released on Navona Records. She comments:

"I'm thrilled to join this group of influential female leaders in the music community! Aliana and Julia are creative thinkers with great drive and passion and I look forward to working with them to make Guerilla bigger than ever! Performing with Guerilla Opera as a clarinetist for the past several years has been a career highlight for me. It's an incredible honor to be a part of the team!"

De la Guardia and Julia Noulin-Mérat, who are half way through their first year as co-artistic directors, comment:

"Women are underrepresented in the opera community-at-large, so for Guerilla Opera to be a woman-run organization is thrilling! Three industrious women who represent singers, instrumentalists and production at the top of Guerilla Opera's masthead is incredibly exciting and fully encompasses what Guerilla Opera is all about. Amy's enthusiasm matches our own. She's resourceful and hard-working. We're confident about everything moving forward!"

Guerilla Opera will present a new production of Rumpelstiltskin by Marti Epstein this Spring with stage direction by Nathan Troup and shadow puppetry by Iranian theater artist Deniz Khateri. They will also record the opera for their second album release.

Hailed as "dazzling" by The Boston Globe, Dr. Amy Advocat, clarinetist, is an avid performer of new music having performed with Alarm Will Sound, Guerilla Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Sound Icon, Firebird Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort, Collage New Music, Dinosaur Annex, and The New Fromm Players.

Advocat is a founding member and Executive Director of the bass clarinet and marimba duo Transient Canvas with whom she has commissioned over 80 works and has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe. In August 2017, TC released their first album Sift on New Focus Recordings to rave reviews. KLANG New Music called it "one of the more refreshing things I've heard in recent years." Their second album Wired released on New Focus Recordings in November.

Equally at home with more traditional classical music, Amy Advocat has also performed with Odyssey Opera, Boston Pops, Harrisburg Symphony, New Hampshire Music Festival, Monadnock Music, Opera Boston, Boston Philharmonic and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. She is a proud endorsing artist with Henri Selmer Paris Clarinets. Visit her website for more info at www.amyadvocat.com. ABOUT GUERILLA OPERA

Guerilla Opera is a Boston-based experimental opera company now in its 12th season. Its mission is to commission new chamber operas written specifically for their ensemble of artists, and to perform in intimate theatrical settings without the use of a conductor or formal music director. For more information visit www.guerillaopera.org, follow @guerillaopera on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, subscribe to our YouTube Channel, and follow our season using hashtags #Rumpelstiltskin and #GOSeason12.Guerilla Opera Is Now A Women-Run Organization

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