Proving Up (World Premiere)
Jan
19
to Jan 21

Proving Up (World Premiere)

World Premiere: Washington National Opera, American Opera Initiative

Composer: Missy Mazzoli

Librettist: Royce Vavrek

Stage Director: Alison Moritz

Conductor: Christopher Rountree

A group of Nebraska families struggles to claim their land under the Homestead Act in this world premiere opera from composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek (Opera Philadelphia's huge success story Breaking the Waves) based on a coming-of-age short story by Karen Russell.

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Gallantry
Jul
26
to Aug 4

Gallantry

Central City Opera

Written only two years after Douglas Moore's famed The Ballad of Baby Doe, Gallantry is a live-action soap opera, complete with commercial interruptions.

Stage Director: Alison Moritz

Conductor: Christopher Zemliauskas

 

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Cabildo
Jul
26
to Aug 2

Cabildo

Central City Opera

The only opera written by American composer Amy Beach, Cabildo is a sentimental tale, told in flashback, of the pirate Jean Lafitte, unjustly imprisoned in the Cabildo (governor’s palace) but released in time to help Andrew Jackson save New Orleans from the British.

Stage Director: Alison Moritz

Conductor: Christopher Zemliauskas

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The Snow Queen (American Premiere)
Jun
17
to Jun 18

The Snow Queen (American Premiere)

A new production for Tulsa Opera.

On the heels of acclaimed European performances in Hamburg, Dresden and Venice and a two‐year sold-out run at the Berlin Comic Opera, Tulsa Opera presents the American premiere of The Snow Queen, a fairytale opera by Pierangelo Valtinoni that will delight adults and children alike.

This new production, created for Tulsa Opera in an English translation, features the voices of Tulsa Opera Resident Artists and Tulsa Youth Opera.

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Hydrogen Jukebox
Apr
21
to Apr 30

Hydrogen Jukebox

A new production for Tri-Cities Opera.

HYDROGEN JUKEBOX pairs the visionary work of beat-poet Allen Ginsberg with the music of Philip Glass, one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century.  Covering a plethora of issues and themes from the anti-war movement, to the sexual revolution, drugs, eastern philosophy and environmental issues, this musical portrait of America at the end of the 20th century is as current today as it was counter-cultural when Ginsberg’s poetry was written.

Maestro Braden Toan returns to team up with innovative Stage Director Alison Moritz.  Featuring a cast of passionate singers, this brand new production is sure to revolutionize your appreciation of opera.

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Tosca
Feb
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tosca

Presented by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, this promises to be a uniquely stark and visceral semi-staging of Puccini's beloved masterpiece. Director Alison Moritz and conductor Maestro Andrew Constantine lead an exceptional cast featuring Alexandra Loutsion, Cooper Nolan, and Hugh Russell. One night only.

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Our Town
Jan
21
to Jan 29

Our Town

To be presented by both Townsend Opera and Fresno Grand Opera.


An intimate and inventive new production, this staging is designed as part of of a two-year initiative that presents traditional operas in context to tell the story of the people in the Central Valley community - and to celebrate the important role that art and agriculture play in connecting us to each other, and to the earth.

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The Tender Land
Nov
11
to Nov 12

The Tender Land

A new production of Aaron Copland's classic The Tender Land.

Directed by Alison Moritz for Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam); scenic design by Ann Beyersdorfer, costume design by Catherine Mason.

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Candide
Oct
13
to Oct 16

Candide

The Orlando Philharmonic presents a new spin on Bernstein's classic romp - directed by Alison Moritz, conducted by Eric Jacobsen, and featuring choreography by John Heginbotham, costumes by Amanda Seymour, and concert design by Aaron Copp.

Starring Miles Mykkanen, Evan Jones, Sharleen Joynt, Margaret Gawrysiak, Gabe Priesser, Samantha Barnes Daniel, and Alex Mansoori. 

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