2016-17 Events


ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert
Apr
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert

Presented by American Lyric Theater and The Morgan Library & Museum

This concert celebrates the success of prominent alumni of American Lyric Theater’s innovative Composer Librettist Development Program. Featuring Jessica Jones, Caroline Worra, Heather Johnson, Laura Krumm, Spencer Viator, Gideon Dabi, and Joseph Lattanzi. Led by music director Djordje Nesic. Excerpts from recently premiered operas and works in development, including the following:

JFK
David T. Little and Royce Vavrek*

Co-commissioned by Fort Worth Opera, American Lyric Theater, and Opéra de Montréal
Premiered April 2016 at Fort Worth Opera; up next at Opéra de Montréal

After the Storm
David Hanlon and Stephanie Fleischmann*

Commissioned by HGOco, Houston Grand Opera
Premiered May 2016 by HGOco, Houston Grand Opera

Steal a Pencil for Me
Gerald Cohen* and Deborah Brevoort*

Featured in the 2016 Frontiers Festival at Fort Worth Opera
World Premiere scheduled for January 2018 at Opera Colorado

The Copper Queen
Clint Borzoni* and John de los Santos

Winner of Arizona SPARK, a commission competition at Arizona Opera

(*Denotes an alum of the Composer Librettist Development Program)

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InsightALT: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant
Mar
26
3:00pm 3:00pm

InsightALT: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant

  • Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center (map)
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Presented by American Lyric Theater and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

A mash-up honoring the classic detective stories of Sherlock Holmes in a romp through a fairy tale world to solve a mystery unlike any Holmes and Watson have encountered before. With a playful libretto by E.M Lewis and mysterious score by Evan Meier, the game’s afoot! Featuring Daniel T. Curran as Sherlock Holmes with Steven Eddy, Joshua Turchin, Blythe Gaissert, David Kravitz, Sharleen Joynt, Jennifer Black, and Jorgeandrés Camargo. Conductor: Ari Pelto. 

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InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing
Jan
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing

  • Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center (map)
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Presented by American Lyric Theater

With music by Justine F. Chen and libretto by David Simpatico, this opera is a historical-fantasia inspired by the life of the groundbreaking computer scientist, Alan Turing. Featuring Jonathan Michie as Alan Turing, with Keely Futterer, Elise Quagliata, Andrew Bidlack, Joseph Beutel, Javier Abreu, Thomas Shivone,  and members of MasterVoices. Conductor: Lidiya Yankovskaya.

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InsightALT: The Halloween Tree
Oct
30
3:00pm 3:00pm

InsightALT: The Halloween Tree

  • Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center (map)
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Presented by American Lyric Theater and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

Based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. Featuring Mark S. Doss as Moundshroud, with Emma Grimsely, Shirin Eskandani, Spencer Viator, Brian Wallin, Michael Kelly, Jarrett Porter, and members of  MasterVoices. Conductor: Adam Turner

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