One Ounce Opera presents The Stranger the Betteron 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 Betterby 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:
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.
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!
Snapshot 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 Earplayand will be led by Earplay’sMary Chunand West Edge Opera Musical Director Jonathan Khuner.
The Atlanta Opera - The 24-Hour Opera Project (April 2, 2016)
Semi-spontaneous. Dramatic. Hilarious. Unapologetically opera.
The 24-Hour Opera Project®, invented in 2010 by The Atlanta Opera, set the industry standard for semi-spontaneous operatic productions. Since its inception, the Project has generated nationwide buzz and drawn talent from all over the country.
On Friday, April 1, five teams of composers and lyricists from across the country were given 12 hours to write an opera, based on a Shakespearean theme that served as their inspiration.
On Saturday, April 2, The compositions were then be delivered to stage directors who had 12 hours to stage, rehearse and then present their opera at SCADShow later that evening. A panel of esteemed local judges selected the Judges winner, while audience members voted for the Audience Choice award.
Judges Winner: Purple Team/ Audience Choice Winner: Blue Team with "The Stranger the Better"