AOP Upcoming Events

May 13-14 - "Composers & the Voice: First Glimpse"
May 20 - "AS ONE" - OPERA AMerica Conference 2016: New Works Forum
WINTER 2017 - "AS ONE" - OPERA COLORADO
JANUARY 27-19, 2017 - "THREE WAY" - NASHVILLE OPERA
FEBRUARY 18-26, 2017 - "AS ONE" - PITTSBURGH OPERA
APRIL 29-MAY 7, 2017 - "THE SUMMER KING" - PITTSBURGH OPERA

OTHER EVENTS

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COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: FIRST GLIMPSE

May 13-14 | 8:00 PM
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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A concert of world premiere songs created during the eighth season of Composers & the Voice, AOP's Brooklyn-based training program that has launched the careers of some of today's top opera creators.

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Songs by composers Matthew Barnson, Carlos R. Carrillo, Nell Shaw Cohen, Marc LeMay, Cecilia Livingston, Sky Macklay and librettists Edward Einhorn, Duncan McFarlane, Emily Roller, and Mark Sonnenblick.

Performances by opera singers Jennifer Goode Cooper, Blake Friedman, Blythe Gaissert, Tookah Sapper, Michael Weyandt, and Jonathan Woody.

Piano: Charity Wicks, Mila Henry and Kelly Horsted
C&V Artistic Director: Steven Osgood

MEET THE 2016-18 C&V ARTISTS

TICKETS:
General Admission: $25; $20 students/seniors

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Composers & the Voice is made possible in part by a generous multi-year award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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AS ONE (Excerpts)

Friday, May 20 | 8:00 PM
Cinquième Salle, Place des Arts
175 Rue Ste-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H2X 1Z8, Canada
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Scenes from AOP's hit opera As One will be performed as part of OPERA America's New Works Sampler at the Opera Conference 2016 in Montreal. In this chamber opera for two singers and string quartet by composer Laura Kaminsky, librettist Mark Campbell and librettist/filmmaker Kimberly Reed, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone depict the experiences of its sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between her self and the outside world. www.aopopera.org/AsOne

The New Works Sampler is a showcase of works in progress and recent premieres. Complementing the New Works Forum, this performance will feature the wide spectrum of musical styles employed by emerging and established composers creating opera today.

TICKETS:
Tickets are exclusive to registrants of Opera Conference 2016.
Registrants can RSVP
here to the New Works Forum

As One was commissioned and developed by American Opera Projects. The New Works Sampler is made possible by generous and deeply appreciated grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts.


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COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES

Friday, Sep. 30 & Sunday, Oct. 2 | 8:00 PM
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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AOP previews the future of opera with an evening of scenes developed during AOP's latest season of Composers & the Voice, a Brooklyn-based fellowship training program that has launched the careers of some of today's top opera creators.

Previous Six Scenes have given audiences their first look at operas that went on to fully-produced world premieres including Paul’s Case (UrbanArias and Prototype Festival, Gregory Spears), Love/Hate (ODC/San Francisco Opera 2012, Jack Perla), and the upcoming Three Way (Nashville Opera 2017, Robert Paterson) and The Summer King (Pittsburgh Opera 2017, Daniel Sonenberg).

Scenes by composers Matthew Barnson, Carlos R. Carrillo, Nell Shaw Cohen, Marc LeMay, Cecilia Livingston, Sky Macklay and librettists Edward Einhorn, Duncan McFarlane, Emily Roller, and Mark Sonnenblick.

Performances by opera singers Jennifer Goode Cooper, Blake Friedman, Blythe Gaissert, Tookah Sapper, Michael Weyandt, and Jonathan Woody.

Music Directors: Charity Wicks, Mila Henry and Kelly Horsted
C&V Artistic Director: Steven Osgood

TICKETS:
General Admission: $25; $20 students/seniors

Composers & the Voice is made possible in part by a generous multi-year award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


The AOP 2015-16 season is made possible by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., BMI, Howard Gilman Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the contributions of many individuals.



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PATIENCE & SARAH

June 23 & 24 | 7:00 PM
The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street
Between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets
New York, NY 10012
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Celebrate Pride Week NYC with the return of Patience & Sarah, “a rare and moving opera about women in love” (New York Magazine)! Featuring a new seven-piece orchestration and seven singers, Patience & Sarah is a chamber opera inspired by the true love story of two 19th-century pioneering women who dared to live together, with Nadia Petrella as Patience and Elsa Quéron as Sarah. AOP commissioned, developed and premiered the Paula Kimper/Wende Persons opera at the 1998 Lincoln Center Festival. Presented by Paula Kimper Ensemble.

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TICKETS: $42-$62

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