Sasha Cooke on David Bruce

Sasha Cooke has championed many works by BHM composers, including Jake Heggie, David Bruce, and Kevin Puts, and of course the opera As One by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. In the article here, she reflects on David Bruce’s unique vocal writing for the New York Festival of Song. 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 »

Gil Shaham premieres David Bruce’s Violin Concerto

Gil Shaham gave the premiere of David Bruce’s new Violin Concerto “Fragile Light” with the San Diego Symphony in three performances over 12-14 December, with a further performance already scheduled for Palm Springs in January. The performance had a profound effect on Garrett Harris from who said about the piece “It took me deep… […] Read more »


The San Diego Symphony will premiere David Bruce’s Night Parade, a 12 minute work for full orchestra, this October 4th, in San Diego’s Copley Hall, before bringing the work to Carnegie Hall on 29th Oct and to Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts on November 8th as part of their first ever international tour. Read more »

New Carnegie Hall Commission for David Bruce

Fresh from her title role in John Adam’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary, the wonderful mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor will premiere a new work David Bruce is writing for her as part of a US tour with soprano Jessica Rivera in October 2013. The new work, provisionally titled That Time with You, is a […] Read more »

David Bruce appointed Associate Composer to the San Diego Symphony

David Bruce has been appointed Associate Composer to the San Diego Symphony for the 2013/14 season. He will be writing three pieces for them, including a new work for the orchestra’s Carnegie Hall debut in October 2013, and a new violin concerto for autumn 2014 (with an amazing soloist, details are hush-hush, unfortunately). To kick […] Read more »

Bruce: The Firework Maker’s Daughter US/UK Tour

Tickets for David Bruce’s chamber opera The Firework Maker’s Daughter are now on sale. The opera comes to the Lindbury Studios of the Royal Opera House, London from 3-13 April; and to the New Victory Theatre, New York from 3-12 May, as well as a substantial UK tour with performances in Hull, Huddersfield, Watford, Bury […] Read more »