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ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert

  • Merkin Concert Hall - Kaufman Music Center 129 West 67th Street New York, NY, 10023 United States (map)

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.)

Earlier Event: September 24
The New Crew
Later Event: March 18
The Living Libretto: Opera in Eden