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Opera America Magazine4/1/2008

Editor's Note: A Listing of New Works and Works in Progress While traditional operas remain an important staple at many opera companies, artists and audiences alike benefit from exploring new works. The decades that spawned some of the great masterworks, particularly in the mid- to late 1800s, saw the creation of thousands of new operas. By celebrating and encouraging today’s composers and librettists, we increase the chances of producing great works for the 21st century.

To raise awareness of works being created by individual and organizational members, OPERA America maintains an online database of North American opera and music-theater. The Baisley Powell Elebash Score and Recording Library, a non-circulating collection housed in OPERA America’s New York office, is available to members who wish to peruse materials.

Works in progress, along with those that received a major workshop or premiere during the past two years, are featured in the fall and spring issues of Opera America magazine. More details about these works (including vocal/musical forces, contact information and more) can be found online at

OPERA America members can submit listings to OPERA America’s New Works Directory by visiting
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By Zack Settel and Yan Muckle

Set to premiere during the 2010-2011 season at Chants Libres, Alexandra chronicles the life of Alexandra David-Néel (1868-1969). An anarchist, opera singer, journalist, freemason, feminist, free thinker, reporter, lover of the Orient, philosopher and explorer, she was the first Western woman to enter the forbidden Lhassa, Tibet in 1924. This one-hour chamber opera uses her life and writings to touch upon the themes of courage, righteousness and wisdom.

By Alice Shields and Nancy Dean

Criseyde, by composer-dramatist Alice Shields and librettist Nancy Dean, is a feminist view of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde. Created in Middle English drawn from Chaucer’s tale, the opera focuses on the imbalance of power between the genders. The music is written in a lyric style that encompasses Gregorian chant and Indian ragas through the language of chromatic harmony. Criseyde is written for seven voices and chamber orchestra, and is 90 minutes in length.

A Dream Fulfilled: The Saga of George Washington Carver
By Michael Patterson

Set for a premiere in January 2009 by Des Moines Metro Opera, A Dream Fulfilled describes the life of George Washington Carver in Iowa. His time in the Hawkeye state helped him develop his methods of teaching and research that propelled him to national prominence. The opera, which runs 60 minutes, is scored for six singers and uses a contemporary, neo-romantic musical style.

L’eau qui danse, la pomme qui chante, l’oiseau qui dit la vérité
By Gilles Tremblay and Pierre Morency

Scored for 16 singers and 26 instrumentalists, L’eau qui danse, la pomme qui chante, l’oiseau qui dit la vérité is currently being developed by Chants Libres. The full-length opera will receive its premiere in November 2009. A “fairy opera,” the piece is based on historical facts and original ideas from the creative team.

Edalat Square
By R. Timothy Brady, A.R. Madabushi and Lou Rodriguez

Premiered on April 15, 2007 by Soulbird Music Project, Edalat Square follows the circumstances surrounding the execution of Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni in Iran. The two teenage boys were hanged in 2005 for the crime of lavaat (sodomy). Written for R&B vocalist, tenor, baritone, Persian classical vocalist, string quartet and tape/laptop, the piece is one act (approximately 40 minutes) in length.

By Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer

A two-act work chronicling Captain Ahab’s obsessive search for the great white whale, this opera comes from the creative artists behind such other successful works as Dead Man Walking and An American Tragedy. Based on Melville’s classic novel, Moby-Dick will receive its premiere in 2010 at The Dallas Opera, and is co-commissioned by San Diego Opera and San Francisco Opera.

Sanctuary Song
By Abigail Richardson and Marjorie Chan

In Sanctuary Song, an Asian elephant Song poached at a young age from the jungles of Indonesia recalls her life in captivity as her keeper leads her on a journey toward sanctuary in the hills of Tennessee. The 45-minute piece, produced by Tapestry New Opera Works and Theatre Direct Canada in partnership with Luminato, will receive its premiere in June 2008. It is written for soprano, baritone, chamber ensemble, female dancer and male actor.

The Scarlet Letter
By Lori Laitman and David Mason

Commissioned by the University of Central Arkansas, this new opera is based on the classic story by Nathaniel Hawthorne in which a young woman in Boston is charged with adultery. The two-act work is written for three principal roles, three secondary roles, small chorus and chamber orchestra, and incorporates a tonal, lyrical compositional style. The Scarlet Letter will premiere in the fall of 2008.

Séance on a Wet Afternoon
By Stephen Schwartz

Scheduled to premiere on Halloween 2009, this work from the composer of Wicked is based on the eponymous novel by Mark McShane and the award-winning screen adaptation by Bryan Forbes. With workshops held at American Opera Projects, the full-scale work will be produced by Opera Santa Barbara. The work is a psychological thriller about a medium, her doting husband and the spirit of their deceased 11-year-old son.

The Shadow
By Omar Daniel and Alex Poch-Goldin

Set at the turn of the last century in Barcelona, this opera is an original tale of intrigue, desire and destruction. The piece is written for soprano, tenor, baritone, countertenor, violin, cello, clarinet, trumpet, percussion, piano and Hammond organ and runs approximately 75 minutes. The Shadow is composed in a contemporary, 21stcentury style and will premiere at Tapestry New Opera Works in early 2009.

The Ugly Duckling
By Andrew Duncan and Steve Malone

Written specifically for elementary students, The Ugly Duckling is based on the popular tale of the same name. The piece was premiered in February 2008 by members of Nashville Opera’s Mary Ragland Young Artist Program and has a running time of 40 minutes. This whimsical children’s operetta provides a light-hearted introduction to voice and drama, and can be accompanied by study guides and Web-based instructional resources.
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