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 …
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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!

 

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!

About Michelle Murray Fiertek

Connecticut lyric soprano Michelle Murray Fiertek possesses a wide ranging repertoire for the concert stage. Equally at home with the intimacy of art song and the grandeur of opera, her dramatically powerful approach to the performance of vocal music has earned her both critical and popular acclaim. Her singing has been described as “Exemplary” (BBC Music Magazine), “First-rate. Engaging and authentic” (New York Concert Review), and “Alive and full-blooded” (Arizona Republic).

“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.

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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)”!…
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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.

Returning to the Atlanta Opera 24-Hour Opera Project® to write a new short opera

The annual 24-Hour Opera Project® is back!
I will also be back there to write a new short opera, this year teaming up with the crazy-hilarious folks at Dad’s Garage!

Here’s the idea: An entire opera written and performed in 24 hours.
Will the artists crack under the pressure? Will it produce amazing creative results?
I’m guessing yes and yes.

See what happens when the composers and singers team up with their writers and directors for one harried, red-eye night flight of collaboration, as they work to create cohesive, unique, bite-sized operas.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 8:00PM
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Love Life CD now available!

Love Life – new album

Genre: Classical: Vocal Music Release Date: 09/09/2016
Genre: Classical: Vocal Music Release Date: 09/09/2016

Available for download on bandcamp and iTunes.
Hard copy of the CD available here.

featuring
FULL FATHOM FIVE (2014) – Liam Wade
NEWER EVERY DAY: Songs for Kiri (2014) – Jake Heggie
FROM ‘THE BOOK OF NIGHTMARES’ (2013) – Jake Heggie
LOVE SONG SUITE: Songs by Joni Mitchell, Jake Heggie, Bob Dylan, and Lennon/McCartney, arranged by Ann Moss, Liam Wade, John Grimmett, and Steven Bailey.

With guest artists including cellist Emil Miland, pianist Steve Bailey, Chanticleer, violinist Isaac Allen, and pianist Jake Heggie.


CD Release Event on October 16th

Come celebrate the release of soprano Ann Moss’s sophomore album Love Life recorded at Skywalker Sound with four-time GRAMMY award-winning producer/engineer Leslie Ann Jones.

The concert features highlights from Love Life including Wade’s Full Fathom Five (2014), and his arrangement “A Case of You” by Joni Mitchell.

Location:
Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA
(510) 547-8188
(Map)

Reserve your ticket today!
$20 / $30 with purchase of CD
To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188

Please find more details here!

 

Audience Favorite Award for my new one act opera “The Stranger the Better” at the Atlanta Opera

Will Green and Julie Trammel
Will Green and Julie Trammel

The Stranger the Better – a new one act opera I wrote last weekend with librettist Vynnie Meli for The Atlanta Opera 24-hour Opera Project picked up the AUDIENCE FAVORITE AWARD at the premiere.

 

Team Blue - the winner of the audience’s vote 2016: Antoine Griggs, Vynnie Meli, Andrew Bayles, Liam Wade, Julie Trammel, Kristin Kenning, Laurie Marie Tossing, Will Green
Team Blue – the winner of the audience’s vote 2016: Antoine Griggs, Vynnie Meli, Andrew Bayles, Liam Wade, Julie Trammel, Kristin Kenning, Laurie Marie Tossing, Will Green

Congratulations and thank you to director Kristin Kenning, music director Andrew Bayles, and singers Antoine Griggs, Will Green, Julie Trammel and Laurie Marie Tossing who learned, staged and performed the piece in a single day!

Find out more about the new piece here!

 

 

Spring Concerts 2016

With recitals and opera performances in Germany and throughout the United States, there are many chances to hear my music over the next couple of months. You’ll find several shows listed below, with more dates in California, Texas and Chicago to be added. 

The cat and the moonMarch 10, 2016
Wade’s “The Cat and the Moon” on Semper Soiree at Semperoper Dresden

New arrangement for soprano (Emily Dorn), oboe (Elisabeth Grümmer) and piano (Ellen Rissinger).

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Love Life coverMarch 11, 2016
Love Life ALBUM RELEASE CELEBRATION in San Francisco, CA

with Emil Miland, Cello and Steven Bailey, Piano
Special guest Leslie Ann Jones, Producer/Engineer

• From ‘The Book of Nightmares’ (2013) – Jake Heggie
• Full Fathom Five (2014) – Liam Wade
• Newer Every Day: Songs for Kiri (2014) – Jake Heggie
• Songs by Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan

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The Atlanta Opera logoApril 2, 2016
The Atlanta Opera 24-Hour Opera Project® in Atlanta, GA

I will write a new short opera for the The Atlanta Opera sixth annual 24-Hour Opera Project®.

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RIPE FIGSApril 10, 2016
Ripe Figs: a Showcase of Original Songs
in Berkeley, CA

Anton’s Well is proud to present
RIPE FIGS: A SHOWCASE OF ORIGINAL SONGS
One night only! Come hear art songs and new muical theater premieres from “The Best Bad Things,” “The 7 Deadly Pleasures, “Viva Concha”, and my new song-cycle “Chamber Music”. 

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WSNC-Tannhaeuser Transcription April 2016April 14, 2016
Wagner Society Recital
Piano Trio & Love in the Time of Email in San Francisco, CA

presented by the Wagner Society of Northern California and the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany.

• Piano Trio including a transcription of the
Tannhäuser Ouvertüre
• Love in the Time of Email – for soprano, cello, and piano
Text by Caitlin Vincent

performed by The Lee Trio, Ann Moss, Steven Bailey and Emil Miland.

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One Ounce Opera AustinApril 15-16, 2016
One Ounce Opera presents Part of the Act in Austin, TX

One Ounce Opera presents Part of the Act by Liam Wade and John Grimmett on the 1st Annual Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera! The first “mini-opera-showcase” of it’s kind in Austin!

Enjoy the regional and world premieres of five varied, cutting edge pieces presented in an alternative space — IN ENGLISH.

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nanoworks logoMay 2016
World Premiere of my new opera, Susannah 2000 Songbook, at NANOWorks Cincinnati, OH

My new Sci-fi Cabaret Opera, Susannah 2000 Songbook with Libretto by Dara Weinberg, will be premiering in May 2016 on North American New Opera Workshop’s Sci-Fi Nite at McMicken Free Space, Cincinnati, Ohio. Date and performers to be announced soon.

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Wagner Society Recital on April 14th, 2016 – Piano Trio & Love in the Time of Email

WSNC-Tannhaeuser Transcription April 2016Two West Coast Premieres in San Francisco presented by the Wagner Society of Northern California and the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany.

performed by The Lee Trio, Ann Moss, Steven Bailey and Emil Miland.

Date: April 14th, 2016
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New work for The Atlanta Opera 24-Hour Opera Project®

The Atlanta Opera logoI will write a new short opera for the The Atlanta Opera sixth annual 24-Hour Opera Project®.

Here’s the idea: An entire opera written and performed in 24 hours. 
Teams of composers, librettists, stage directors, singers, and accompanists (selected at random) will compose, stage, and rehearse original operas – all within 24 hours.

Performance: Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Get your ticket!