New in November 7

By Hartford Opera Theater (other events)

Sunday, November 20 2016 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

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