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!

 

“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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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!

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

The cat and the moonThe Cat and the Moon on a poem by W.B. Yeats. New arrangement for soprano, oboe and piano.

Premiering on March 10th, 2016 on the Semper Soiree at the Semperoper Dresden, Germany.

Emily Dorn – soprano
Elisabeth Grümmer – oboe
Ellen Rissinger – piano

Recap of Semper Soiree at Semperoper

“Beautiful Child of Song” – Semper Soiree at Semperoper Dresden

Semper Soiree 2015

Congratulations to all of the spectacular performers who made the Semper Soiree concert a tremendous success. Thank you so much to Ellen Rissinger, Julia Mintzer, Janosch Armer and Haedun Lee for their wonderful performance of Recuerdo. And big thank you to Semperoper Dramaturgin Anne Gerber and the audience for such a warm welcome.

Read more about the performance in an interview with Ellen Rissinger, Vocal Coach at the Semperoper Dresden, by Nicole Czerwinka, posted on Elbmargarita. In the interview, Ellen discusses what is unique about American art song, and what the audience can expect to hear on the Semper Soiree concert.