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Odyssey Opera Performs THE VOYAGE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE in April

Odyssey Opera, in partnership with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), presents the New England premiere of Dominick Argento’s opera The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe, on Friday, April 5, 2024, in Poe’s birthplace of Boston.

POWDER HER FACE Comes to Semperoper Dresden This Month

Following its world premiere at the Cheltenham Festival in 1995, the chamber opera Powder Her Face has gone on to thrill audiences around the world, becoming one of the most frequently performed works of modern British music theatre. Now, on Friday, 20 October 2023, the opera by Thomas Adès can be enjoyed for the first time in Dresden.

International Contemporary Ensemble Presents Two World Premieres By Courtney Bryan And Adegoke Steve Colson

International Contemporary Ensemble presents “Composing While Black: Volume One,” featuring world premieres of new works by Courtney Bryan and Adegoke Steve Colson on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at Merkin Hall, along with works by Wendell Logan and Brittany J. Green.

International Contemporary Ensemble to Present COMPOSING WHILE BLACK: VOLUME ONE

International Contemporary Ensemble will present 'Composing While Black: Volume One,' featuring world premieres of new works by Courtney Bryan and Adegoke Steve Colson. Learn how to purchase tickets.

New National Theatre Tokyo Will Stream A DREAM OF ARMAGEDDON Beginning This Month

New National Theatre Tokyo will stream FUJIKURA Dai's opera A Dream of Armageddon - our bold new masterpiece world-premiered in November 2020.

ROH's ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDER GROUND To Return To The Small Screen This Winter

Co-produced by ROH and INO, and premiered in Covent Garden in 2020, the production is directed and designed by Antony McDonald. Performing under the baton of André de Ridder alongside the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Dublin-born Claudia Boyle leads the cast as Alice.

Cerise Jacobs Presents Hong Kong Premiere Of MADAME WHITE SNAKE In Spring 2019

Creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs premiered her 'most technologically ambitious production to date' (Boston Globe) at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater in September: the video game opera, PermaDeath, co-written by Jacobs and her son, Pirate Epstein, founder of the video game company SqueePlay and a former New England Halo champion. The score was composed by Rome and Berlin Prize-winning composer Dan Visconti, who also composed Opera Philadelphia's recent Andy Warhol-themed ANDY: A Popera. Now Jacobs's first opera, Madame White Snake, which premiered in Boston in 2010 and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for music the following year for the score by composer Zhou Long, will be given its Hong Kong premiere in two performances at the 47th Hong Kong Arts Festival in March of next year.

Experiments in Opera Presents World Premiere of THE NUBIAN WORD FOR FLOWERS

In The Nubian Word for Flowers: A Phantom Opera, Pauline Oliveros and IONE take the audience on a wild and passionate sonic journey through dimensions of time, space and cultures.

ICE Announces Fall Concerts Across NYC, Celebrating Composer Relationships

The pioneering International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) announces its fall 2017 season in the New York area, all following the theme of celebrating composer relationships, both past and future.

ICE Announces Fall Concerts Across NYC, Celebrating Composer Relationships

The pioneering International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) announces its fall 2017 season in the New York area, all following the theme of celebrating composer relationships, both past and future.

Announcing the Co-Directors of OpenICE and Launching the Second Season

With the launch of the second season of OpenICE, a multi-year program to engage new listeners for contemporary music through an outpouring of programming that is free and open to the public, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) announces the appointment of Ryan Muncy (ICE saxophonist) and Alice Teyssier (ICE flutist/vocalist) as the new Co-Directors of OpenICE. Muncy and Teyssier have been members of ICE since 2014 and, in addition to their musical roles, serve in the capacities of Director of Institutional Giving and Artistic Operations Associate, respectively.

BWW Review: PROTOTYPE vs. CITY OPERA - The King is Not Dead. Long Live a Different King.

It seems ironic--to me at least--that New York's venerable City Opera would be returning to life at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, just as the “Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now” festival was finishing up its run at alternative venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Prototype “unleashed a powerful wave of opera-theatre and music-theatre from a new generation of classical and post-classical composers and librettists”--their words, not mine, but I won't dispute it--while City is doing a warhorse.

2016 PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival Kicks Off Today

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE present the fourth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running today, January 6, through January 17, 2016, in New York City.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at NYC Premiere Opera, DOG DAYS

New York City Premiere, Dog Days is a work of contemporary opera-theatre that investigates the psychology of a working class American family pitted against a not-so-distant-future wartime scenario. Exploring the ultimate struggle of humanity—stuck between nature's indifference and society's barely restrained brutality—Dog Days asks: is it madness, delusion, or sheer animal instinct that guides us through severely trying times? Where is the line between animal and human? At what point must we give into our animal instincts merely to survive?

Cast Announced for 2016 PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival This January

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE are pleased to announce full casting for the fourth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running January 6-17, 2016, in New York City. Deemed "suddenly indispensable" (New Yorker), this 'bracingly innovative' Festival, founded, directed, and curated by Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of BMP), and Kim Whitener (of HERE), has quickly become 'a point of reference" in the field (The New York Times) over three astoundingly successful seasons.

The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, Now thru 6/15

LA Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with the west coast premiere of Dog Days, a shocking work by composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek that incorporates elements of opera, musical theater and rock. Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, Dog Days is set in the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe as a family struggles to survive. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept their dire situation, until a disturbing stranger shows up at the doorstep.

Gotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive Director

Gotham Chamber Opera announces Edward Barnes as the company's new Executive Director, effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Barnes will succeed Gotham's previous executive director, David Bennett, who will become general director of the San Diego Opera. In addition, David Rubeo has been promoted to Associate Director.

The LA Opera Presents the West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15

LA Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with the west coast premiere of Dog Days, a shocking work by composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek that incorporates elements of opera, musical theater and rock. Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, Dog Days is set in the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe as a family struggles to survive. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept their dire situation, until a disturbing stranger shows up at the doorstep.

LA Opera to Present West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15

LA Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with the west coast premiere of Dog Days, a shocking work by composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek that incorporates elements of opera, musical theater and rock. Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, Dog Days is set in the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe as a family struggles to survive. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept their dire situation, until a disturbing stranger shows up at the doorstep.

Gotham Chamber Opera Receives NEA Grant

Through it's grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity.

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