American Opera Initiative


Past Commissions

Fifth Season: Hour-Long Opera
Performed January 13 and 15, 2017

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The Dictator’s Wife

Composer: Mohammed Fairouz
Librettist: Mohammed Hanif

Fifth Season: Three 20-Minute Operas
Performed on January 14, 2016

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What Gets Kept

Composer: Frances Pollock
Librettist: Vanessa Moody

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Adam

Composer: Zach Redler
Librettist: J. Douglas Carlson

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Lifeboat

Composer: Matthew Peterson
Librettist: Emily Roller

Fourth Season: Hour-Long Opera
Performed January 8 and 9, 2016

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Better Gods

Composer: Luna Woolf
Librettist: Caitlin Vincent

Fourth Season: Three 20-Minute Operas
Performed on December 2, 2015

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20 Minutes or Less

Composer: Sarah Hutchings
Librettist: Mark Sonnenblick

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Alexandra

Composer: David Clay Mettens
Librettist: Joshua McGuire

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Service Provider

Composer: Christopher Weiss
Librettist: John de los Santos

Third Season: Hour-Long Opera
Performed January 23 and 24, 2015

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Penny

Composer: Douglas Pew
Librettist: Dara Weinberg

Third Season: Three 20-Minute Operas
Performed on November 21st, 2014

The Investmen

The Investment

Composer: John Liberatore
Librettist: Niloufar Talebi

An American Man

An American Man

Composer: Rene Orth
Librettist: Jason Kim

Daughters of the Bloody Duke

Daughters of the Bloody Duke

Composer: Jake Runestad
Librettist: David Johnston

Second Season: Hour-Long Opera
Performed June 13 and 14, 2014

American Soldier

American Soldier

Composer: Huang Ruo
Librettist: David Henry Hwang


Second Season: Three 20-Minute Operas
Performed on November 13th, 2013

Duffy's Cut

Duffy's Cut

Composer: Jennifer Bellor
Librettist: Elizabeth Reeves

Uncle Alex

Uncle Alex

Composer: Joshua Bornfield
Librettist: Caitlin Vincent

Breaking

Breaking

Composer: Michael Gilbertson
Librettist: Caroline McGraw


First Season: Hour-Long Opera
Performed on June 8 and 9, 2013

Approaching Ali

Approaching Ali

Composer: D.J. Sparr
Librettist: Mark Campbell and Davis Miller


First Season: Three 20-Minute Operas
Performed on November 19th, 2012

The Game of Hearts

The Game of Hearts

Composer: Douglas Pew
Librettist: Dara Weinberg

Part of the Act

Part of the Act

Composer: Liam Wade
Librettist: John Grimmett

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Charon

Composer: Scott Perkins
Librettist: Nat Cassidy



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