Scene from the Oktoberfest Opera streaming online!

“Let It Flow!” – The first scene of the Oktoberfest Opera will be streamed online on October 2nd, 2020.

Performers from the Hamburg and Dresden Premieres will be coming together in this video produced by www.creative-operations.org.

Cheers and Prost to the Oktoberfest here!

Cast:
Corinne Schaefer – Soprano
Sashell Beck – Soprano
Anne Byrne – Mezzo
Mark Williams – Tenor
Makiko Eguchi – Piano
Fraser Russell – Tuba

Bread and Circuses London Performances & Broadcast

Excerpts from the new opera “Bread and Circuses: an opera in two acts and a wrestling show” performed in London on September 20th at the Cockpit Theatre and the 21st to the 23rd at the Playground Theatre.

From the 24th of September until the 22nd of October the Cockpit Show will be streaming online as an interactive broadcast. Click here!

Cast:
Music: Liam Wade
Words: Charles Ogilvie
Original concept: Mark Johnston
Additional development: Julia Mintzer

Producer: Eleanor Benson
Music Director: Mark Johnston
Stage Director: Julia Mintzer
Assistant Director: Eleanor Burke
Production Manager: Ryan Wilce

Shaunie Flynn: Camilla Kerslake
Ada Vance: Grainne Gilllis
Voice of Vince Flynn: John Packard
Voice of the MC: Liam Wade
Piano: Mark Johnston
Percussion: Darren Berry

Video Game developed by: Ravensbourne University
Led by: Dev Bye-a-Jee
Animators: Philip Kakala, Sam Galloway, Jez Fermor, Sebastian Winnett
In consultation with: Charles Ogilvie and Sebastian Winnett

Wade/ Meli’s “Boy Loses Girl” returns to Semper Zwei in 2019


“Can one find true love at Octoberfest?… Liam Wade’s opera makes it possible!”

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 2019/20 on September 20th, 2019.

Buy your tickets for the September 20th show at: https://www.semperoper.de/…/stu…/stid/Semper-Bar/60827.html…

Music Director and Piano: Sebastian Ludwig
Cast: Menna Cazel, Stacey Trenteseaux, Mariya Taniguchi, Michal Doron, Beomjin Kim, Doğukan Kuran

Read more about the show (in german) in the new edition of Semper Magazine!

https://issuu.com/…/semper_no1_19_20_ansicht_einzelseiten/48

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.

Joni Mitchell’s 75th Birthday Tribute Concert in Berkeley, CA

Soprano Ann Moss will be singing a 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!

The tribute concert will be hosted in the intimate ambiance and sublime acoustic of Berkeley’s Back Room. Featuring vocalist Ann Moss with pianist Matt Berkeley, cellist Emil Miland, harpist Meredith Clark, guitarist Carrie Smith, violinist Justin Ouellet, guitarist Patrick Anseth, and a host of special guests.

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:

 

“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.

Get your ticket here! Hier gibt’s Tickets!

New Jazz Arrangements live in Philadelphia, April 22, 2018

This new set of songs compiled and arranged for Julia Mintzer will premiere in April in Philadelphia:

  • “Hyacinth” (2007)
  • “Only until this cigarette is ended” (2013);
  • “If I Were a Bell” – Frank Loesser (1950) (arr. Wade)
  • “Whisper Not” – Benny Golson (1956) (arr. Wade)

Find out more about the event here!
Date: April 22, 2018 at 3 pm
Location: Eastern University,
1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087.