C&V SCENE AND HEARD 2021
NEW OPERA SCENES CREATED IN THE 2019-2021 COMPOSERS & THE VOICE PROGRAM
This September, The American Opera Project (AOP) kicks off its 33rd season with premiere music from five distinctive new operas at an outdoor concert in its home neighborhood of Fort Greene, Brooklyn. C&V SCENE AND HEARD showcases opera scenes from five emerging composers – Matt Frey, Alaina Ferris, Michael Lanci, Mary Prescott, and Jessica Rudman – who created the works during their fellowships in AOP’s opera writing program Composers & the Voice (C&V). The biannual event is a rare look at the creative process in action, hosted by C&V Artistic Director Steven Osgood.
The scenes will be performed by C&V’s resident opera singers Jasmine Muhammad (lyric soprano, Metropolitan Opera), Timothy Stoddard (tenor, Bare Opera), Justine Aronson (coloratura soprano, Bang on a Can Summer Festival), and Mario Diaz-Moresco (baritone, Glimmerglass Opera), as well as guest artists Nina Riley (soprano, Bronx Opera), Victoria Davis (soprano, Washington National Opera), Blythe Gaissert (mezzo-soprano, Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera), and Cáitlín Burke (mezzo-soprano, Wolf Trap Opera).
SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 | 3pm EDT
Tent next to the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, NY
General admission tickets are available via Eventbrite for $25
Health and Safety Protocols
All audience members will be required to show proof of full vaccination (your final dose was administered at least 14 days before the performance date). Masks are optional. At check-in, audience members will be required to show proof of full vaccination using either the NEW YORK STATE EXCELSIOR PASS or a hard copy/photo of your vaccination card alongside a form of ID. Performers will be distanced but unmasked.