2018-19 Events

The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing - Concert Performance
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing - Concert Performance

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Music by Justine F. Chen
Libretto by David Simpatico

Chicago Opera Theater joins American Lyric Theater to bring this new opera to life as part of their Vanguard Initiative. After a week long workshop, COT and ALT present a full concert performance of Justine F. Chen and David Simpatico’s intense and beautiful new work in progress on February 15, 2019.

The new opera delves into the world of cyberspace through an acoustic soundscape, while grappling with challenges of identity and discrimination faced by one of the greatest minds of the 20th century.

Featuring Jonathan Michie once again in the title role, under the baton of conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya.

Presented at: Gannon Concert Hall - DePaul School of Music
2330 N Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614

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ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert

Alumni of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program are changing the landscape of contemporary opera! Join us for ALT's annual alumni concert, showcasing scenes from three exciting new operas taking the stage around the country, written by alumni of the CLDP.

Featured guest artists: TBA

Hosted by ALT's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Lawrence Edelson.

PROGRAM:

In A Grove
Music by Christopher Cerrone*
Libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann*

REB+VoDKa+ME
Music by Julia Meinwald*
Libretto by Gordon Leary

Taking Up Serpents
Music by Kamala Sankaram*
Libretto by Jerre Dye

*indicates alumnus of the Composer Librettist Development Program

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InsightALT: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

InsightALT: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant

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Music by EVAN MEIER
Libretto by E.M. LEWIS

The game's afoot! A giant is dead, and his body lies at the base of a great beanstalk. The police believe young Jack is responsible. But the boy insists that he's innocent, and begs the help of the great detective Sherlock Holmes and his colleague, Dr. Watson. Can they untangle this magical mystery?

Experience the next stage in the development of this exciting new opera. A concert reading of the complete opera will be presented, led by conductor Andrew Bisantz. Following the reading, we invite the audience to join in a discussion about the work in progress with composer Evan Meier and librettist E.M. Lewis.

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE FALLEN GIANT has been commissioned by American Lyric Theater; Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director. This opera is currently being developed under the auspices of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program.

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