BMP: Next Generation

Wednesday 20 February 07:00pm

6pm doors • 7pm show

BMP: Next Generation

Featuring works by Michael Lanci and Emma O’Halloran


BMP: Next Generation is a new initiative to discover the next generation of music-theatre and opera-theatre compositional voices. The two finalists chosen in the 2018 concert, Michael Lanci and Emma O’Halloran, return to National Sawdust in February to showcase new and original 30-minute works commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects. Lanci’s satirical operetta will tackle a congresswoman’s revelation about climate change and the effects of money in politics. O’Halloran’s monodrama about the inner life of a murderess explores how our secret personal history gets misrepresented in the public eye. Following the performance, one of these two finalists will receive a commission for a full evening-length operatic work to be developed, premiered, and toured by BMP.

Music by Michael Lanci and Emma O’Halloran
Music Direction by David Bloom
Featuring Contemporaneous

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.