2017-18 Events

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

InsightALT: Opera in Eden

  • Merkin Concert Hall - Kaufman Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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:

BLOODLINES (Music by Shuying Li; Libretto by Lila Palmer)

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO NANA (Music by Liliya Ugay; Libretto by Lorene Cary)

THE TREE OF ETERNAL YOUTH (Music by Andy Teirstein; Libretto by Julian Crouch)

Featuring:
Summer Hassan, soprano
Maya Lahyani, mezzo-soprano
Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano
David Margulis, tenor
Brian James Myer, baritone
John Tibbetts, baritone
Ryan Kuster, bass-baritone

Gloria Kim, music director/pianist

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.

View Event →

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 three new one-act operas being written by first year resident artists in American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP) :

BLOODLINES (Libretto by Lila Palmer; Music by Shuying Li)

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO NANA (Libretto by Lorene Cary; Music by Liliya Ugay)

THE TREE OF ETERNAL YOUTH (Libretto by Julian Crouch; Music by Andy Teirstein)

The event will be moderated by Founder and Producing Artistic Director Lawrence Edelson, and will feature a discussion between the audience and the creative teams of each opera.

All ticket holders are invited to a pre-performance wine and cheese reception and to meet the creative artists of the CLDP.

Reception: 2:00PM
Performance: 3:00PM

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

ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert

  • Merkin Concert Hall - Kaufman Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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: Patricia Schuman, Lauren Snouffer, Katrina Thurman, Jennifer Panara, Elise Quagliata, Daniel T. Curran, Daniel Belcher, Adrian Rosas, and James Lowe.

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

PROGRAM:

THE HOUSE WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS TREE (excerpts)
Music by Ricky Ian Gordon | Libretto by Royce Vavrek*
Based on the original story by Gail Rock. Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera.

ALBERT NOBBS (excerpts)
Music by Patrick Soluri* | Libretto by Deborah Brevoort*
Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize Finalist

MONKEY AND FRANCINE IN THE CITY OF TIGERS (complete)
Music by Kamala Sankaram* | Libretto by David Johnston*
Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera; Developed in partnership with American Lyric Theater

(* Denotes alumni of the Composer Librettist Development Program.)

View Event →
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.

View Event →