AOP Upcoming Events

JANUARY 2018
JANUARY 25-28, 2018 - "AS ONE" - BOSTON OPERA COLLABORATIVE
JANUARY 27-28, 2018 - "AS ONE" - LYRIC OPERA KANSAS CITY
FEBRUARY 2018
FEBRUARY 9-11, 2018 - "AS ONE" - ANCHORAGE OPERA
FEBRUARY 9-11, 2018 - SIX.TWENTY.OUTRAGEOUS. - SYMPHONY SPACE, WORLD PREMIERE
FEBRUARY 17-25, 2018 - ASHES & SNOW - PITTSBURGH OPERA, WORLD PREMIERE
MAY 19-20, 2018 - COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: FIRST GLIMPSE CONCERT OF SONGS

OTHER EVENTS
FEBRUARY 8, 2018 - THE MUSIC OF SHEILA SILVER: A CELEBRATION


As One

AS ONE

January 25-28, 2018
Boston Opera Collaborative
Longy School of Music of Bard College
27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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January 27-28, 2018
Lyric Opera Kansas City
Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building, KCMO 64108
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February 9-11, 2018
Anchorage Opera
621 W 6th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501
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“As One is the hottest title in opera right now...written in the last 100 years." - Denver Post

"As One forces you to think, simultaneously challenging preconceptions and inspiring empathy." —The New York Times

“A piece that haunts and challenges its audience with questions about identity, authenticity, compassion and the human desire for self-love and peace.”
—Opera News

Music and Concept by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed

In As One, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone depict the experiences of its sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between herself and the outside world. As One traces Hannah's experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years on the West Coast, and finally to Norway where she is surprised at what she learns about herself.

As One was commissioned, developed, and premiered by American Opera Projects at BAM Fisher Center in Brooklyn, NY in September, 2014, and has already been performed by nine different opera companies throughout the United States and beyond.

 


Outrageous

SIX. TWENTY. OUTRAGEOUS.

February 9-10 | 7:30 PM
February 11 | 2:00 PM
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY 10025-6990
DIRECTIONS

SIX. TWENTY. OUTRAGEOUS.
THREE GERTRUDE STEIN PLAYS IN THE SHAPE OF AN OPERA

When an oddball couple, their sassy housekeeper, a sewing machine, and a deranged radio all start singing, Gertrude Stein’s playful language is transformed into the ecstatic and uncannily beautiful new opera from composer Daniel Thomas Davis, librettist Adam Frank, and director- designer Doug Fitch. From a shopping expedition that turns into an erotic adventure to a presidential election party that goes prophetically and horribly wrong, Stein’s genius for upending convention is made startlingly relevant to our own cultural and political moment.

Featuring:
Ariadne Greif, soprano
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, mezzo
Andrew Fuchs, tenor
with the Momenta String Quartet
and pianist Dmitri Dover
Musical Director: David Bloom

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Run time: 90 minutes

INFO & TICKETS:

Standard $30 and up
Members $26 and up
30 & Under with ID $20 and up

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Join the cast and creators of the new opera SIX. TWENTY. OUTRAGEOUS. at an exclusive afterparty with specialty drinks and hearty hors d'oeuvres as we celebrate our inaugural partnership production with Symphony Space.

Sunday, February 11
2pm - VIP seating at the closing matinee performance
4pm - Cast party @ home on the Upper West Side near Symphony Space, TBA with your RSVP.
Email: info@operaprojects.org for more info

The World Premiere of Six. Twenty. Outrageous. will be presented by Symphony Space as part of their Fuse Project for new works, in partnership with American Opera Projects and presented with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Official 2018 Composers Now Festival participant. The Composers Now Festival celebrates living composers, the diversity of their voices, and the significance of their musical contributions to our society. During the month of February, the Festival brings together myriad performances ranging in genre from jazz to indie, classical to post-classical, experimental to folk, and beyond. Composers will be in attendance at all events. Composers Now is a project partner of The Fund for the City of New York.
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Ashes and snow

ASHES & SNOW: A WINTERREISE DREAM

Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Friday, February 23, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 2:00 PM


Pittsburgh Opera
2425 Liberty Ave | Pittsburgh, PA 15222
DIRECTIONS

Ashes & Snow: A Winterreise Dream
Music and text by Douglas J. Cuomo
Based on poems by Wilhelm Müller
Directed by Jonathan Moore

"BREAKING BAD meets Samuel Beckett...a journey to a Dante-esque underworld."

Darkness.Then, a face in agony. An unnamed, naked man crawling across a cheap, run-down motel room in the desert of the American West. Detritus everywhere. Pizza boxes, empty bottles and beer cans. Out of the window, a desolate landscape, an existential space. The middle of nowhere. He starts to sing, and we realize that we are looking at a man at the end of his rope. Someone who must confront his demons, face up to everything he has done and all he has lost.

In Ashes & Snow, composer Douglas J. Cuomo (Doubt, Arjuna's Dilemma) updates Wilhelm Müller’s 24-poem cycle that became the text for Franz Schubert’s famous Winterreise (“Winter Journey”) into a seventy-five minute English-language monodrama performed at an emotional intensity that will leave the performer and audience gasping for breath, exhilarated and disturbed. A journey to an underworld, equal parts Samuel Beckett and Breaking Bad. And possibly back, to redemption....

Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist tenor Eric Ferring stars, accompanied by three on-stage musicians, led from the piano by Pittsburgh Opera Director of Musical Studies Mark Trawka. Also included is a trumpet, an electric guitar played by the composer himself, and an otherworldly electronic soundscape. This is 21st century art-song, infused by turns with acid jazz, raw punk energy, fervorish delirium and spiritual calm.

Run time:1 hour 14 minutes, with no intermissions
In English with English subtitles.

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pittsburgh operaDeveloped and produced by Pittsburgh Opera and American Opera Projects. Ashes & Snow will bring together AOP and Pittsburgh Opera for the fourth time, and the third in the past two years, following Pittsburgh productions of the AOP-developed operas Paul’s Case (2013), As One (2017), and The Summer King, which made its world premiere at the Benedum Center in April 2017.

The AOP 2017-18 season is made possible by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., BMI, Howard Gilman Foundation, the Virginia B. Toulmin 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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THE MUSIC OF SHEILA SILVER: A CELEBRATION

February 8, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

Join us in celebrating the music of AOP composer Sheila Silver with the participation of a whole host of fabulous musicians and singers including Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish, Timothy Long, Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Risa Renae Harman and Ian McEuen. The program includes songs from Beauty Intolerable, A Songbook based on the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, a scene from Silver’s latest opera, A Thousand Splendid Suns, developed with AOP and soon to be premiered by the Seattle Opera, and several of her most important instrumental works. This concert is produced as a tribute to Ms. Silver by the Department of Music at Stony Brook University.

If you are on Long Island, there will be a preview concert on February 7, 2018 at 8:00pm at the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University. This concert is free and open to the public.

COMPLETE INFO AND TICKETS:
Tickets are $25 General Admission, and $10 for students at the door the day of the concert.

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