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

The Eve of Waterloo score and video available online at Swirly Music

Sheet music available for purchasing

Check out Swirly Music to see the piano/ vocal score for The Eve of Waterloo and a video of the performance by John Packard and Louis Menendez (October 2015 at the Academy of Vocal Arts’ Helen Corning Warden Theater in Philadelphia).

Heldentenor John Packard performing Wagner and Wade in Philadelphia

Helen Corning Warden Theater
Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Thursday, October 8, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.

John-PackardLouis Menendez

On the program:
John Packard, heldentenor
Louis Menendez, piano
Wade – The Eve of Waterloo
Wagner – Allmächt‘ger Vater
Wagner – Winterstürme
Wagner – Walter‘s Preislied

Tickets are available here!

Donate buttonIf you can’t make it to the concert but would like to show your support, please consider donating the cost of a ticket at $10, $20 or $30. A small donation is a tremendous help and it’s tax-deductable.

 

Thank you! Liam Wade

 

 

 

Fundraiser for the October 8th concert

Your tax-deductible donation will:

  1. fund the production costs associated with the upcoming concert at the Helen Corning Warden Theater at the Academy of Vocal Arts
  2. help to pay the performers for rehearsing, performing and travel
  3. and allow us to offer affordable tickets for students, teachers and seniors. 

Due to the fact that ticket sales only cover a portion of the expenses, donations are an essential part of making this exciting project happen. Thank you.

Donate button

Fractured Atlas is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions for the purposes of “The Music of Liam Wade and Richard Wagner in Recital” are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

The music of Richard Wagner and Liam Wade at the Helen Corning Warden Theater at the Academy of Vocal Arts Philadelphia

AVA-Helen Corning Warden Theater Philly
Thursday, October 8, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.

Helen Corning Warden Theater at the Academy of Vocal Arts
1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Buy your ticket here!

 

On the program:

The Lee Trio
Wagner/ Wade – Tannhäuser Ouvertüre
Wade – Piano Trio No. 1
I.  Album for the Young
II. Rock ‘n’ Roll Liebeslied

John Packard, heldentenor
Louis Menendez, piano
Wade – The Eve of Waterloo
Wagner – Allmächt‘ger Vater
Wagner – Winterstürme
Wagner – Walthers Preislied

Lisa Willson, soprano
Louis Menendez, piano
Angela Lee, cello
Wade – Love in the Time of Email
Words by Caitlin Vincent

Flyer_Recital 10-08-2015_rev

The Eve of Waterloo – World Premiere at the German Residence in San Francisco

The Eve of Waterloo - Invitation Wagner SocietyPresented by the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany and The Wagner Society of Northern California.

The program will feature the music of Richard Wagner and local composer Liam Wade, including the world premiere of Wade’s The Eve of Waterloo written for heldentenor John Packard and Wade’s Full Fathom Five on poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay performed by soprano Ann Moss, cellist Emil Miland and pianist Markus Pawlik.

Date: June 9, 2015
Attendance by invitation only.

For more information please contact the Wagner Society of Northern California.

 

 

Listen online to my first opera “Part of the Act”!

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198326173″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

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.

Donate button

 

 

 

 

 

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.

The music of Liam Wade and Richard Wagner in recital

The music of Liam Wade and Richard Wagner in recital
at the German Residence, San Francisco
Presented by the Wagner Society of Northern California

John Packard, Tenor;
Ann Moss, Soprano;
Emil Miland, Cello;
Markus Pawlik, Piano

The program will include selectionBattle_of_Waterloo_1815s from
Die Walküre,
Wade’s Full Fathom Five,
and the world premiere of Wade’s new work for heldentenor, The Eve of Waterloo.

 

Attendance by invitation only.
For more information please contact the Wagner Society of Northern California.

Date: June 9th, 2015, 6 pm

Location: The German Residence, 1960 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA  94109