Opera Philadelphia has announced the world premiere of BLACK LODGE, a hybrid opera-film with libretto by Anne Waldman, screenplay/direction by Michael Joseph McQuilken, and developed with Beth Morrison Projects.
SOLDIER SONGS (Opera Philadelphia Channel) has been nominated for a 2022 GRAMMY® in the Best Opera Recording category. The 64th annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on April 3 in Las Vegas.
With a libretto by the composer, What Belongs to You will feature Grammy-winning tenor Karim Sulayman as the narrator, and the intrepid chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound. Literary Hub has more here.
Opera Philadelphia’s “revelatory” new film version of Soldier Songs, starring and directed by baritone Johnathan McCullough, premiered January 22 to widespread critical acclaims.
Opera Philadelphia and Houston Grand Opera lead the charge for opera in the COVID-era, with new made-for-screen productions, including David T. Little’s Soldier Songs and Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera.
AGENCY, now available on New Amsterdam: “forthright, visceral, bloody, with the intimacy and polish of a classical chamber ensemble but bulging with the loud, reverberant sweatiness of rock.” (NYTimes)