Fall Events 2018

Lots to celebrate this fall: An Oktoberfest performance of my newest opera in Dresden, and the return to the stage of my oldest opera in Little Rock. Plus, a new recording and a birthday bash for Joni Mitchell.

 

 

September 21st, 2018
“Bua verliert’s Madl (im Bierzelt)”
at Semper Zwei, Semperoper Dresden
Tickets available here!

Party on with us at Oktoberfest at Semper Zwei, Semperoper Dresden. Liam Wade’s and Vynnie Meli’s one act opera “Boy loses Girl (in the Beer Tent)” is an opera about love, and beer, and the love of beer. This piece will open the Semper Bar series 2018/19 on September 21st, 2018.
Feiern Sie mit uns das Oktoberfest in Semper Zwei: Liam Wades Kurzoper “Bua …
Read more.

 

November 9th and 11th, 2018
“Part of the Act” in November
at Opera in the Rock, Arkansas

My comic opera “Part of the Act” with libretto by John Grimmett will be performed on November 9th and 11th, 2018 at Opera in the Rock in Little Rock, AR.

 

You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio – Arrangement and Recording

Michelle Murray Fiertek (soprano) has just finished recording my cello and voice arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio” for her upcoming album! 

 

November 7th, 2018
Joni Mitchell’s 75th Birthday Tribute Concert
in Berkeley, CA

Ann Moss (soprano) will be singing several of my Joni Mitchell arrangements as part of the musical tribute to poet-composer Joni Mitchell on the occasion of her 75th birthday on November 7, 2018!

 

Joni Mitchell’s 75th Birthday Tribute Concert in Berkeley, CA

Soprano Ann Moss will be singing a several of my Joni Mitchell arrangements as part of the musical tribute to poet-composer Joni Mitchell on the occasion of her 75th birthday on November 7, 2018!

The tribute concert will be hosted in the intimate ambiance and sublime acoustic of Berkeley’s Back Room. Featuring vocalist Ann Moss with pianist Matt Berkeley, cellist Emil Miland, harpist Meredith Clark, guitarist Carrie Smith, violinist Justin Ouellet, guitarist Patrick Anseth, and a host of special guests.

“Part of the Act” in November at Opera in the Rock, Arkansas

My comic opera “Part of the Act” with libretto by John Grimmett will be performed on November 9th and 11th, 2018 at Opera in the Rock in Little Rock, AR.

Artistic Director Louis Menendez will conduct the show with this wonderful cast:

 

“Bua verliert’s Madl (im Bierzelt)”, September 21st at Semper Zwei, Semperoper Dresden

Party on with us at Oktoberfest at Semper Zwei, Semperoper Dresden. Liam Wade’s and Vynnie Meli’s one act opera “Boy loses Girl (in the Beer Tent)” is an opera about love, and beer, and the love of beer. This piece will open the Semper Bar series 2018/19 on September 21st, 2018.

Feiern Sie mit uns das Oktoberfest in Semper Zwei: Liam Wades Kurzoper “Bua verliert’s Madl (im Bierzelt)” (Libretto von Vynnie Meli) beschäftigt sich mit der Liebe und dem Bier und der Liebe zum Bier. Zu sehen und hören am 21. September in Semper Zwei als Eröffnung in der Semper Bar-Reihe 2018/19.

Get your ticket here! Hier gibt’s Tickets!

New Jazz Arrangements live in Philadelphia, April 22, 2018

This new set of songs compiled and arranged for Julia Mintzer will premiere in April in Philadelphia:

  • “Hyacinth” (2007)
  • “Only until this cigarette is ended” (2013);
  • “If I Were a Bell” – Frank Loesser (1950) (arr. Wade)
  • “Whisper Not” – Benny Golson (1956) (arr. Wade)

Find out more about the event here!
Date: April 22, 2018 at 3 pm
Location: Eastern University,
1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087.

Fall Concerts 2017

With recitals and opera performances in Germany and throughout the United States, there are many chances to hear my music in October. You’ll find several shows listed below.

October 8th, 2017
Opera on Tap “Oktoberfest” in Minneapolis, MN
Get ready for the annual German-themed Oktoberfest Extravaganza…OOToberfest! Come raise your stein for a night of German operatic fun and listen to excerpts of my new short comic opera, “Boy Loses Girl (in the Beer Tent)” ! …Read more.

 

October 10th, 2017
Song cycle, CHAMBER MUSIC, at the University of Incarnate Word,
San Antonio, TX

Chamber Music, with text by James Joyce, will be performed by Eric Schmidt (tenor) and Cheryl Cellon Lindquist (piano). Read more.

 

 

October 14th, 2017
Opera on Tap “Oktoberfest” in Atlanta, GA
Get ready for the annual German-themed Oktoberfest Extravaganza…OOToberfest! Bring out your Dirndl and Lederhosen and listen to excerpts of my new short comic opera, “Boy Loses Girl (in the Beer Tent)”!…
Read more.

 

October 17th, 2017
Song cycle, CHAMBER MUSIC, at Watson Fine Arts Theater, San Antonio, TX
Chamber Music, with text by James Joyce, will be performed by Eric Schmidt (tenor) and Cheryl Cellon Lindquist (piano). Read more.

 

 

October 19th, 2017
Excerpts from ROSIES at Semperoper Dresden, Germany
Hear excerpts from ROSIES – my new opera with libretto by Caitlin Vincent on Semper Soiree at the Semperoper Dresden, Germany.

Tickets available here!

 

 

October 26, 2017
Opera on Tap “Oktoberfest” in Hamburg, Germany
Bring out your Dirndl and Lederhosen and join us for the European premiere of my new short comic opera, “Boy Loses Girl (in the Beer Tent).” Let the group of international opera singers declare, “O’ zapft is!”…Read more.

 

 

October 29th, 2017
Opera on Tap NYC Fundraiser in New York, NY
Opera on Tap NYC Fundraiser in Brooklyn, NY. Read more.

Song cycle, CHAMBER MUSIC, in concert in San Antonio, TX

Chamber Music, with text by James Joyce, will be performed by Eric Schmidt (tenor) and Cheryl Cellon Lindquist (piano) at

University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio on October 10, 2017

St. Philip’s College Watson Fine Arts Theater on October 17, 2017

Opera on Tap premieres new Oktoberfest Opera in the US and in Germany

Excited to announce my collaboration with librettist Vynnie Meli and Opera on Tap on a new one act Oktoberfest opera, Boy Loses Girl (in the Beer Tent).

Bring out your Dirndl and Lederhosen and join us for FOUR performances by four fabulous casts in four fabulous cities.

 
October 8th, 6:30pm – excerpts performed by Opera on Tap Twin Cities
at Honey in Minneapolis, MN
 
October 14th, 1pm – excerpts performed by Opera on Tap Atlanta
at noni’s Atlanta, GA (with Vynnie Meli in attendance.)
 
October 26th, 8:15pm – World Premiere performed by Opera on Tap Hamburg
at 
Mathilde Bar Ottensen Hamburg, Germany

October 29th – Opera on Tap NYC Fundraiser in Brooklyn, NY
(Please contact the chapter directly for information on how to attend.)

Excerpts from ROSIES at Semperoper Dresden, Germany

“Damenwahl”
Ein Abend starker Frauen – An evening of strong women

Hear excerpts from ROSIES – my new opera with libretto by Caitlin Vincent.

Programmed on Semper Soiree
at the Semperoper Dresden, Germany
on October 19, 2017 at 8.00 PM

Tickets available here!

One Ounce Opera presents “The Stranger the Better” in Austin, Texas


One Ounce Opera presents
The Stranger the Better on the 2nd Annual Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera!

The first opera showcase of its kind in Austin, Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera’s focus is on new operas, 10-20 minutes in length. After a competitive national call for submissions, The Stranger the Better by Vynnie Meli and Liam Wade has been selected as one of this year’s winners.

Enjoy the regional and world premieres of five varied, cutting edge pieces presented in an intimate, accessible warehouse space in the heart of East Austin. — IN ENGLISH — on the following dates:

  • Friday, April 7, 8:00PM
  • Saturday, April 8, 8:00PM
  • Sunday, April 9, 2:00PM

Be there for a taste of the future of opera!
Oh, and wear your jeans and sneakers, if you’d like.
Get your ticket or donate to the project online!

One Ounce Opera Austin