Santa Fe Opera Commissions Reed & Kaminsky

Opera for All Voices Stories of our Time a new initiative bringing stories with purpose to all audiences Commissioned by a consortium of companies led by Santa Fe Opera in association with San Francisco Opera: • lyric opera of kansas city • minnesota opera • opera theatre of saint louis •san francisco opera • santa […] Read more »

Heggie/Scheer It’s a Wonderful Life

Bedford Falls came to the opera stage last December in Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s new opera It’s a Wonderful Life, commissioned by Houston Grand Opera. Partially based on the classic Capra film, Heggie and Scheer bring their own unique perspective to the story, enriched by Heggie’s lyrical music. Starring William Burden as George Bailey, […] Read more »

Austin Opera’s Manchurian Candidate

In this highly charged election season, Austin Opera performs Kevin Puts’ and Mark Campbell’s The Manchurian Candidate. Originally premiered by the Minnesota Opera, the opera is part thriller, part satire, and is based on Richard Condon’s novel. Don’t miss the chance to see this second opera by the team that created the Pulitzer-winning opera, Silent […] Read more »

Paterson/Campbell’s THE WHOLE TRUTH

The Whole Truth, a new one-act opera by composer Robert Paterson and librettist Mark Campbell, was premiered in January as part of the exciting wave of new operas that overwhelmed New York City. A sold-out success that garnered uniform praise, it was paired with Stewart Copeland’s one-act opera, The Cask of Amontillado. The Whole Truth is […] Read more »

David Bruce’s NOTHING premieres at Glyndebourne

If someone you knew declared that life had no meaning, how would you convince them it does? That’s the question a group of teenagers ask themselves in Nothing, a compelling new youth opera that premieres at Glyndebourne this February. They decide that each of the group must give up an object that means something to […] Read more »

Heggie GREAT SCOTT debuts at Dallas Opera

Opera star Arden Scott returns to her hometown to save the struggling company that launched her career. The opening night performance of the long-lost opera she discovered falls on the same night as the home team’s first National Championship game (Go, Grizzlies!). The fate of the company hangs in the balance as Arden discovers that […] Read more »