Premieres and revivals of contemporary works bring fresh energy to the art form.
Andrew Stenson and Kathleen Kim in Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang’s An American Soldier at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (photo: Ken Howard)
Andres Acosta and Hadleigh Adams in Gregory Spears and Greg Pierce’s Fellow Travelers at Minnesota Opera (photo: Dan Norman)
Elizabeth Caballero (center) in Daniel Catán and Marcela Fuentes-Berain’s Florencia en el Amazonas at Madison Opera (photo: James Gill)
Nico Muhly and Nicholas Wright’s Marnie at the Metropolitan Opera, with Dísella Lárusdóttir, Peabody Southwell, Isabel Leonard, Deanna Breiwick and Rebecca Ringle Kamarei (photo: Ken Howard)
Musa Ngqungwana and Sean Panikkar (at center) in Moby-Dick, by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer, at Pittsburgh Opera (photo: David Bachman Photography)
Roderick Williams and Kate Miller-Heidke (on-screen) in Michel van der Aa and David Mitchell’s Sunken Garden at The Dallas Opera (photo: Karen Almond)
Ryan McKinny in Doctor Atomic, by John Adams and Peter Sellars, at The Santa Fe Opera (photo: Ken Howard)
Christopher Burchett in David T. Little’s Soldier Songs at Fargo-Moorhead Opera (photo: courtesy Fargo-Moorhead Opera)
Marietta Simpson in Opera Philadelphia’s Sky on Swings, by Lembit Beecher and Hannah Moscovitch (photo: Steven Pisano
Stewart Copeland and Jonathan Moore’s The Invention of Morel at Long Beach Opera (photo: Keith Ian Polakoff)
This article was published in the Winter 2019 issue of Opera America Magazine.