dance opera initiative

While opera is a multidisciplinary art form where the sung narrative is fundamental, the many disciplines involved in the creation of 21st century opera may engage with each other in different balances and priorities to make a unique theatrical experience.

AOP's Dance Opera Initiative develops and presents new works where both music and movement are central to the conception and realization. The Dance Opera Initiative will seek out collaborators across disciplines to imagine, develop, and produce new multidisciplinary works that innovatively bring together dance and song in a new holistic, yet simultaneously interdependent balance.

Funding for The AOP Dance Opera Initiative has been provided, in part, by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.



Conceived and directed by David Michalek
Choreography by David Neumann
Music by Nathan Davis
Libretto by Brendan Pelsue
Starring Wendy Whelan and Jock Soto
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Choreography and libretto by Christopher Williams
Music by Gregory Spears
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