2017-18 Events

ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert
Jan
14
8:00 PM20:00

ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert

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ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert highlights the work of CLDP alumni artists who have dramatically impacted the landscape of contemporary opera. These annual concerts include excerpts from recently premiered and upcoming works for the opera stage from around the country written by prominent alumni of the CLDP. Writers introduce each selection, describing each work’s genesis, development and artistic perspective, and audience members have the opportunity to meet the writers and performers after each concert.

TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 5.

PROGRAM:

ALBERT NOBBS (excerpts)
by Patrick Soluri* and Deborah Brevoort*
A finalist in the 2018 Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize.

THE HOUSE WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS TREE (excerpts)
by Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek*
Based on the original story by Gail Rock and the beloved 1972 television movie of the same name. Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera. Premieres November 2017 at Houston Grand Opera.

MONKEY AND FRANCINE IN THE CITY OF TIGERS (complete)
by Kamala Sankaram* and David Johnston*
Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera with developmental support by American Lyric Theater for the HGOco Opera to Go! program for children and families. Premiered January 2017 at Houston Grand Opera.

This concert will be presented at Merkin Concert Hall – Kaufmann Music Center, and will feature guest singers from the country’s leading opera houses.

(* Denotes an alumnus of the Composer Librettist Development Program.)

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The Living Libretto: Opera in Eden
Mar
18
3:00 PM15:00

The Living Libretto: Opera in Eden

The Living Libretto: Opera in Eden gives audiences a first glimpse at 3 new one-act operas being written by first year CLDP resident artists, all with underlying themes of temptation. The libretti are read by professional actors, followed by discussion with the writers. Moderated by ALT’s Producing Artistic Director Lawrence Edelson, these discussions between the audience, composers and librettists explore dramatic structure, characterization, and timing of action in opera vs. spoken drama, providing audiences with a unique perspective into the early stages of each opera’s development.

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InsightALT: Opera in Eden
May
17
7:30 PM19:30

InsightALT: Opera in Eden

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We conclude our 10th Anniversary celebration of the CLDP with InsightALT: Opera in Eden, a one-night-only concert featuring three new one-act operas written by this year's new class of Resident Artists. This event provides the opportunity to see the “next step” in the development of the three operas featured as part of The Living Libretto event in March. The evening will be hosted by composer/librettist Mark Adamo and Producing Artistic Director Lawrence Edelson.

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The New Crew
Sep
24
3:00 PM15:00

The New Crew

Join us for The New Crew, a salon including performances by and discussions with American Lyric Theater’s newest Resident Artists in the Composer Librettist Development Program: composers Shuying Li, Andy Teirstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana.

This special event is hosted by ALT's founder and producing artistic director, Lawrence Edelson, and launches the 10th Anniversary of the CLDP. The salon will be followed by a wine and cheese reception with Resident Artists and members of the CLDP Faculty. The New Crew is an exciting opportunity for you to meet ALT’s newest artists, and to then follow the progression of their work over the course of their residency with ALT.

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