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

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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!

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!

 

West Edge Opera presents “The Stranger the Better” in California

West Edge Opera presents “The Stranger the Better” on its Snapshot program on the following dates:

west-edge-opera-berkeleySnapshot is your chance to hear excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. After an overwhelming response to our call for scores, eight composers’ works were selected for Snapshot’s inaugural year.

The chamber orchestra features members of San Francisco-based new music ensemble Earplay and will be led by Earplay’s Mary Chun and West Edge Opera Musical Director Jonathan Khuner.

Find out more about the Snapshot program and get your ticket online!

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!