Snapshots from “Part of the Act” at Opera in the Rock 2018

Thank you Opera in the Rock for the wonderful performance of “Part of the Act” – libretto by John Grimmett.

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!

 

“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:

 

The Eve of Waterloo score and video available online at Swirly Music

Sheet music available for purchasing

Check out Swirly Music to see the piano/ vocal score for The Eve of Waterloo and a video of the performance by John Packard and Louis Menendez (October 2015 at the Academy of Vocal Arts’ Helen Corning Warden Theater in Philadelphia).

Heldentenor John Packard performing Wagner and Wade in Philadelphia

Helen Corning Warden Theater
Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Thursday, October 8, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.

John-PackardLouis Menendez

On the program:
John Packard, heldentenor
Louis Menendez, piano
Wade – The Eve of Waterloo
Wagner – Allmächt‘ger Vater
Wagner – Winterstürme
Wagner – Walter‘s Preislied

Tickets are available here!

Donate buttonIf you can’t make it to the concert but would like to show your support, please consider donating the cost of a ticket at $10, $20 or $30. A small donation is a tremendous help and it’s tax-deductable.

 

Thank you! Liam Wade

 

 

 

Fundraiser for the October 8th concert

Your tax-deductible donation will:

  1. fund the production costs associated with the upcoming concert at the Helen Corning Warden Theater at the Academy of Vocal Arts
  2. help to pay the performers for rehearsing, performing and travel
  3. and allow us to offer affordable tickets for students, teachers and seniors. 

Due to the fact that ticket sales only cover a portion of the expenses, donations are an essential part of making this exciting project happen. Thank you.

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Fractured Atlas is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions for the purposes of “The Music of Liam Wade and Richard Wagner in Recital” are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

New song cycle by Caitlin Vincent and Liam Wade premiering on October 8th, 2015 in Philadelphia

Love in the time of emailLove in the Time of Email
A four-song cycle for soprano, piano, and cello on the trials and tribulations of modern-day love.

Music by Liam Wade
Words by Caitlin Vincent

Buy your ticket for the concert at the Helen Corning Warden Theater at Academy of Vocal Arts!

Lisa WillsonLouis MenendezPerformers:
Lisa Willson, soprano
Louis Menendez, piano
Angela Lee, cello

The music of Richard Wagner and Liam Wade at the Helen Corning Warden Theater at the Academy of Vocal Arts Philadelphia

AVA-Helen Corning Warden Theater Philly
Thursday, October 8, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.

Helen Corning Warden Theater at the Academy of Vocal Arts
1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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On the program:

The Lee Trio
Wagner/ Wade – Tannhäuser Ouvertüre
Wade – Piano Trio No. 1
I.  Album for the Young
II. Rock ‘n’ Roll Liebeslied

John Packard, heldentenor
Louis Menendez, piano
Wade – The Eve of Waterloo
Wagner – Allmächt‘ger Vater
Wagner – Winterstürme
Wagner – Walthers Preislied

Lisa Willson, soprano
Louis Menendez, piano
Angela Lee, cello
Wade – Love in the Time of Email
Words by Caitlin Vincent

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Listen online to my first opera “Part of the Act”!

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Listen to and learn more about Part of the Act here!

Recorded on 03/25/15 by Ian DeNolfo and Lloyd Joseph Frank at Lion Media Creations, the recording features Julia Mintzer, Shantelle Przybylo, John Packard and Louis Menendez.

Part of the Act recording project

POTA recording1Part of the Act” is a comic opera in one act with libretto by John Grimmett and music by Liam Wade.

Please consider supporting my “Part of the Act” recording project with a tax deductible donation.

POTA was originally commissioned by Washington National Opera as a part of the inaugural American Opera Initiative produced at the Kennedy Center during the 2012-2013 season. The premiere performance was a tremendous success. However, it was not possible to make a recording at that time.

We have assembled a fantastic group of musicians for this recording project including two original WNO cast members, Julia Mintzer and Shantelle Przybylo, who were joined by two celebrated Philadelphia area musicians, pianist Louis Menendez, and John Packard singing the role of Seamus McGinley. The recording project took place March 23-25, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.

You can listen to the studio recording here!

Recorded 03/25/15 by Ian DeNolfo and Lloyd Joseph Frank at Lion Media Creations,
Bryn Mawr, PA.

Musicians:
Shantelle Przybylo – Ginger Taylor
Julia Mintzer – Mabel McGinley
John Packard – Seamus McGinley
Louis Menendez – Piano

Lisa Willson – Piano effects and voiceover

Produced by Liam Wade

Copyright © 2012-2015 Liam Wade and John Grimmett.

Endless thanks to librettist John Grimmett; our amazing cast, John Packard, Julia Mintzer, Shantelle Przybylo and Louis Menendez; and Ian DeNolfo, Lisa Willson DeNolfo and Lloyd Joseph Frank at Lion Media Creations; and the amazing donors and supporters who making this recording possible!

Please consider supporting my Part of the Act” recording project with a tax deductible donation.

We are getting closer and closer, only about $400 away from reaching our fundraising goal of $3,586 to pay for this wonderful recording! Any donation, small or large that you could share with us would be a big help!

Your donation will go directly to paying the performers and for studio and editing costs, and make it possible for this innovative new chamber opera to be heard.

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Fractured Atlas is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions for the purposes of Part of the Act Recording are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.