OPERA America presents Creators in Concert: Gregory Spears*
OPERA America’s Creators in Concert series profiles New York-based composer Gregory Spears whose work has been called “astonishingly beautiful” (The New York Times), “coolly entrancing” (The New Yorker) and “some of the most beautifully unsettling music to appear in recent memory” (The Boston Globe). Greg went through AOP’s Composers & the Voice training program where he developed his first opera Paul’s Case, later premiered by UrbanArias and produced at the PROTOTYPE Festival. His dance-opera Wolf-in-Skins is currently in development at AOP.
In recent seasons, he has been commissioned by Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cincinnati Opera and Houston Grand Opera, among others. His latest evening-length opera, Fellow Travelers, created with librettist Greg Pierce, premiered at Cincinnati Opera in 2016 and went on to productions at the PROTOTYPE Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Minnesota Opera.
*Not an AOP-produced event.