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:

 

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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One Ounce Opera presents Part of the Act in Austin, Texas

One Ounce Opera AustinOne Ounce Opera presents Part of the Act on the 1st Annual Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera!
The first “mini-opera-showcase” of it’s kind in Austin, Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera’s focus is on new short contemporary operas, 10-20 minutes in length. 
After a competitive national call for composer submissions, Part of the Act by John Grimmett 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 alternative space — IN ENGLISH — on the following dates:

  • Friday, April 15, 8 pm
  • Saturday, April 16, 4 pm
  • Saturday, April 16, 8 pm

Be there for the beginning of FSOO, and for a taste of the future of opera.
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Listen online to my first opera “Part of the Act”!

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.