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15 Emerging Composers And Librettists Will Create Works For Seattle Opera Photo 15 Emerging Composers And Librettists Will Create Works For Seattle Opera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2020

Seattle Opera announces the inaugural cohort of the Jane Lang Davis Creation Lab, which aims to support a new generation of storytellers in opera. The initiative is open to Washington artists ages 18–30 of all backgrounds—including those without opera experience. The 15 people selected will create short works, which will be performed in Tagney Jones Hall at the Opera Center in 2021.

Seattle Opera Receives $1 Million Gift For Jane Lang Davis Creation Lab Photo Seattle Opera Receives $1 Million Gift For Jane Lang Davis Creation Lab
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020

A $1 million gift to the Seattle Opera will help usher in a more diverse generation of storytellers in opera, with a focus on composers and librettists ages 18–30.

Seattle Opera Announces New 'Creation Lab' Photo Seattle Opera Announces New 'Creation Lab'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020

Seattle Opera is announcing a new initiative to help cultivate and develop the next generation of opera composers and librettists in Washington State. Creation Lab seeks 16 emerging composers and writers of all genres to give way to the creation of short operatic pieces, which will be performed during the 2020/21 Season.

Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation Announces Recipients of Virus Response Grants f Photo Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation Announces Recipients of Virus Response Grants for Theater Writers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation has announced the recipients of their special COVID-19 response grants for playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists who have had a full professional production cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 closures.

San Diego Opera Presents THE FALLING AND THE RISING Photo San Diego Opera Presents THE FALLING AND THE RISING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020

San Diego Opera's 2019-2020 season comes to a close with Zach Redler's opera about military spirit with The Falling and the Rising. The Falling and the Rising opens May 8, 2020 at 7:30 PM at the Balboa Theatre as part of the d?"tour Series. Additional performances are May 9 at 7:30 PM and May 10 at 2 PM.

San Diego Opera to Honor Sarah Brenda Marsh-Rebelo as Honorary Life Director Photo San Diego Opera to Honor Sarah Brenda Marsh-Rebelo as Honorary Life Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

San Diego Opera has announced that San Diego Opera board member for the past 28 years, and Opera Ball Chair for the past two, Sarah Brenda Marsh-Rebelo, affectionately known to her friends as Sarah B., has been named Honorary Life Director of the San Diego Opera. This marks only the seventh Life Director honor that the Company has bestowed in its 55-year history which was voted on unanimously at a board meeting on Monday, January 27, 2020.

Seattle Opera Presents THE FALLING AND THE RISING Photo Seattle Opera Presents THE FALLING AND THE RISING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

When Seattle Opera opened the doors to its new facility at Seattle Center last year, the company promised that the new, highly visible location would help more people find and experience opera. This fall, the company's first chamber opera in the building is sure to do just that. The Falling and the Rising, a new American work, is based upon a series of interviews with returning soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, The Old Guard at Fort Myer, and Fort Meade, Maryland.

New Date Announced For Reading Of THE MEMORY SHOW Benefitting The Alzheimer's Associa Photo New Date Announced For Reading Of THE MEMORY SHOW Benefitting The Alzheimer's Association
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

Directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller, Cindy Gold and Cassie Slater star in The Memory Show - A tale of mother and daughter and their struggle to make sense of their relationship when faced with disease and hardship. The Memory Show combines evocative and powerful contemporary music with a humorous, touching and heartfelt examination of colliding perceptions, truths, desires and memories that are inherent in familial relationships.

Cindy Gold And Cassie Slater To Star In Benefit Reading Of THE MEMORY SHOW Photo Cindy Gold And Cassie Slater To Star In Benefit Reading Of THE MEMORY SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

Directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller, Cindy Gold and Cassie Slater star in The Memory Show - A tale of mother and daughter and their struggle to make sense of their relationship when faced with disease and hardship. The Memory Show combines evocative and powerful contemporary music with a humorous, touching and heartfelt examination of colliding perceptions, truths, desires and memories that are inherent in familial relationships.

Opera Memphis Celebrates Troops in THE FALLING AND THE RISING Photo Opera Memphis Celebrates Troops in THE FALLING AND THE RISING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

This April, Opera Memphis' seventh annual Midtown Opera Festival will be anchored by premiere performances of The Falling and the Rising, a new American opera written by Memphis playwright Jerre Dye and composed by Opera Memphis favorite Zach Redler.

Army's FALLING AND THE RISING To Debut At Opera America New Works Forum Photo Army's FALLING AND THE RISING To Debut At Opera America New Works Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

A new American opera highlighting the sacrifices and comradery of American soldiers will be presented by the U.S. Army in partnership with Opera Memphis at the OPERA America New Works Forum.

NAMT Awards $65,000 In Grants For New Musical Development & Organizational Innovation Photo NAMT Awards $65,000 In Grants For New Musical Development & Organizational Innovation
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces 18 awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, and five awards granted from their Innovation & Exploration Grant program. The National Fund for New Musicals (NFNM) is a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. Now in its tenth year, this year the Fund is providing grants totaling $58,000 to organizations across the country.

TCU Announces World Premiere Opera in Partnership with US Army Photo TCU Announces World Premiere Opera in Partnership with US Army
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Texas Christian University's School of Music is proud to present the world premiere of a new opera, The Falling and the Rising, by contemporary artistic duo Zach Redler, composer, and Jerre Dye, librettist. The new opera paints a powerful portrait of the incredible resiliency, fortitude and heroism of our nation's wounded warriors, and is the culmination of a large-scale project commissioned by TCU together with the Arizona Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Memphis, Seagle Music Colony, Seattle Opera and the U.S. Department of Defense. A product of the TCU School of Music's dedication to commissioning new music, The Falling and the Rising will premiere at 7 p.m. April 6 at Ed Landreth Hall and Auditorium and run for five performances.

Ars Nova, Goodspeed, Atlantic Theater and More Among NAMT's 2017 Grantees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces 16 awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals.

Washington National Opera Presents 2017 American Opera Initiative Festival, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the fifth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists.

Washington National Opera Presents 2017 American Opera Initiative Festival, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the fifth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists.

TUNE IN TIME to Return with Halloween Show at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

They're baaaaaaaaack! The York Theatre Company welcomes the return engagement of the game show for musical theater lovers, Tune in Time, presented by Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields.

Washington National Opera Announces Fifth Season of America Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced full programming details for the fifth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. For the first time, all of the program's world premiere operas will be presented during an American Opera Initiative Festival weekend, January 13-15, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater.

Charles Busch, Carolee Carmello, Alexandra Silber and More Join Transport Group's PETER PAN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

More exciting casting has been announced for Transport Group's benefit concert celebrating the classic 1954 musical, Peter Pan.

Celebrate Pride Month with York Theatre Company's June Installment of TUNE IN TIME
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), celebrates Pride Month with the June installment of the game show for musical theater lovers, TUNE IN TIME, presented by Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields, hosted by Emily McNamara, with Musical Director Nate Buccieri and annoyingly insistent timekeeper Sheila Head, and featuring celebrity guest judges drag performers Marti Gould Cummings, Judy Darling and Brita Filter, on Monday evening, June 20, 2016 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

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