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 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.
The debut recording of Elegy (monsters are real) is now available as part of New Amsterdam Records’ July 3, 2020: A Benefit Compilation. Performed by Newspeak’s James Johnston, 100% of proceeds will be donated to The Okra Project and VOCAL-NY.
hold my tongue was composed for the Dutch performer/composer Bec Plexus as part of her debut album STICKLIP, responding to the prompt “something you don’t dare say out loud.” Out now on New Amsterdam Records.
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)
The German premiere of SOLDIER SONGS is now running in Saarbrücken, starring Salomón Zulic Del Canto, directed by Jochen Strauch, and conducted of Justus Thorau.
Excerpts from Book of Dreams: Chapter Sand, a collaboration with GLMMR, from the world premiere at National Sawdust, now live.
New chamber version of Little and Vavrek’s one-act comedy, Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera, has been commissioned by Opera Saratoga. It receives its world premiere on June 30 as part of the company’s 2018 Summer Festival.
The fine print edition of the Dog Days piano/vocal score is now available from Boosey & Hawkes / Hal Leonard. For more information or to purchase a copy, visit Boosey & Hawkes here, Hal Leonard here, or Amazon here.
The Conjured Life is a new orchestral work commissioned by the Cabrillo Festival as a tribute to the centennial of Lou Harrison.
In new productions in San Diego, Des Moines and Atlanta, Soldier Songs continues to build bridges with military and veteran communities.