Nov 15, 2015 • 2:30pm
ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert features work of alumni of American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP), the only full time professional mentorship initiative for emerging operatic writers in the country. The CLDP has been the nucleus of ALT’s mission to bring “New opera to new audiences” since its inception in 2007, and has gone on to cultivate the success of American opera’s most innovative and exciting contemporary voices.
Under the music direction of Djordje Nesic, the concert will feature soprano Caroline Worra, mezzo soprano Heather Johnson, tenor John McVeigh, soprano Cree Carrico, mezzo-soprano Kimberly Sogioka, and baritone Scott Purcell, singing excerpts from the following works:
Invisible Cities (Christopher Cerrone) | Commissioned by Raulee Marcus and Stephen Block for The Industry, LA
The Privacy Show (Kamala Sankaram/Rob Handel) | Supported by a 2015 OPERA America Discovery Grant
27 (Ricky Ian Gordon/Royce Vavrek) | Commissioned by Opera Theatre of St. Louis
O Columbia (Gregory Spears/Royce Vavrek) | Commissioned by HGOco at Houston Grand Opera
The Long Walk (Jeremy Howard Beck/Stephanie Fleischmann) | Commissioned by American Lyric Theater; World Premiere Opera Saratoga