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.
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 …
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.
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!
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!
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.
New arrangement for soprano (Emily Dorn), oboe (Elisabeth Grümmer) and piano (Ellen Rissinger).
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
I will write a new short opera for the The Atlanta Opera sixth annual 24-Hour Opera Project®.
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”.
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
• 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.
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.
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.
One 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.
Get your ticket online!