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Video RECORDED: 11 Apr 2024

Creators in Concert: OPERA America’s IDEA Opera Resident Artists

Enjoy a showcase of new work by OPERA America’s IDEA Opera Resident Artists: composers Laura Jobin-Acosta, Bonita Oliver, Yosvany Terry, and Qian Yi. OPERA America’s IDEA Opera Residencies offered creators of color in New York City an opportunity to explore the art form with mentorship, career support, and rehearsal space at the National Opera Center. Celebrate the work of these artists as they present highlights from their grant-winning projects and works in development. 

The Curious Lady of Lyme Regis
Composed by Laura Jobin-Acosta
Libretto by Kaitlin Sullivan

La Alcaldesa
Composed by Laura Jobin-Acosta
Libretto by Sandra Flores-Strand

A Way Forward
Composed by Laura Jobin-Acosta
Libretto by José Alba Rodríguez

A Creature from Space  
Composed by Qian Yi
Libretto by Qian Yi

AR Arias: Sojourner Truth
Composed by Bonita Oliver 

Aponte's Workshop. Afternoon
Composed by Yosvany Terry

Exterior. Day. Maria Sixta's Shack
Composed by Yosvany Terry


Read the digital event program.

This event is part of OPERA America Onstage, our signature public programming series that welcomes artists, students, and opera audiences for intimate performances and conversations with our industry’s leading artists and rising talent. Learn more and see what's next at OPERA America Onstage.

Looking for more opera in your life? Check out the National Opera Calendar to find out what's on stage near you. 

The 2023–2024 season of OPERA America Onstage is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Programming at the National Opera Center is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.