Washington National Opera: American Opera Initiative: Three 20-Minute Operas
Three new 20-minute operas will be staged in a concert performance, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra, and followed by a Q&A session with the artists and creative team.
- Fri., Nov. 21, 2014, 7:30 PM
- Terrace Theater
- 90 minutes
Casts and creative teams to be announced at a later date.
Performance Timing: 90 minutes, with no intermission.
STAY AFTER FOR A FREE ARTIST Q&A
Following the performance on Friday, November 21
Join WNO artists for a unique opportunity to ask questions about the production.
All discussions begin immediately after the performance and are free with your ticket.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN OPERA INITIATIVE:
WNO's acclaimed commissioning program for contemporary American opera enters its third exciting season with more world premiere presentations featuring Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists and other talented performers among the casts.
Says the Washington Post: "Encouraging new voices and new work is a good thing… and Washington National Opera is now in its third year of a program that is getting more music heard. Let's applaud it--and attend it!" Meanwhile, the Baltimore Sun praises WNO's "expert mentoring" from program director Michael Heaston (also Head of Music Staff and Director of the Young Artists Program at The Glimmerglass Festival) and several distinguished advisors including composer Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking, WNO's Moby-Dick), librettist Mark Campbell (Silent Night, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for music), and conductor Anne Manson (Manitoba Chamber Orchestra).
Major support for WNO is provided by Jacqueline Badger Mars.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO.
General Dynamics is the proud sponsor of WNO's 2014-2015 Season.
Generous support for the American Opera Initiative is provided by
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is made possible through the generous support of
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Additional Funding for the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
is provided by July and Billy Cox.
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Tickets & Schedule
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