Hartford Opera Theater’s New in November festival was established in 2010 with a two-fold mission: to seek out and encourage contemporary opera composers and to create an opportunity for the community to experience performances of these new works. Each year, a committee reviews a competitive pool of submissions and selects 6 10 minute operas to create an evening of short operatic vignettes. The preparation for New in November is reminiscent of a 24 hour play festival in that the operas are brought from "page to stage" in a condensed and intense period. Once rehearsals begin, we assemble artists from many disciplines: singers, pianists, composers, directors, and conductors who collaborate to make New in November a fun and thought-provoking evening.
This Year's Operas -
Samurai by Elsa Respighi
A Fine Invention - David Wolfson
Trigger - Jessica Rudman
The Stranger the Better - Liam Wade
Excerpt from Verlorene Heimat (Lost Homeland) - Dawn Sonntag