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

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
Get your ticket here!

 

STL Opera Collective presents “The Stranger the Better” in St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Opera Collective presents The Stranger the Better at the Grand Center Theatre Crawl!

Date: June 30, 2017
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Grand Center St. Louis, MO
Performance every 1/2 hour ~FREE~

Find out more here!

San Francisco Classical Voice on THE STRANGER THE BETTER and West Edge Opera’s Snapshot festival

SFCV reporter Jeff Kaliss interviews composer Liam Wade and West Edge Opera General Director Mark Streshinsky on the upcoming Snapshot festival and Wade’s opera, The Stranger the Better, with libretto by Vynnie Meli.

Read the full article here!

My song cycle, CHAMBER MUSIC, at Denison University’s TUTTI Festival in Ohio

Chamber Music, with text by James Joyce, will be featured at Denison University’s TUTTI New Music Festival along with works by Robert Coe, Ross Feller, Ching-chu Hu, Monte Taylor and Augusta Read Thomas on Thursday, February 9th on a concert at Burke Recital Hall.

Find out more here!

Hartford Opera Theater presents “The Stranger the Better” in November 2016

hartford-opera-theater

Hartford Opera Theater presents The Stranger the Better on its seventh annual “New in November”, new opera works workshop and festival!
The festival will take place November 18-20, 2016 and up to 6 new opera selections will receive a workshop performance.

After a competitive call for composer submissions, The Stranger the Better by Vynnie Meli and Liam Wade has been selected as one of this year’s winners.

 “New in November” – a fun and thought-provoking evening on November 20th!
Get your ticket here!