Commissioning new opera from idea, through the development and world premiere
New American Opera Previews, From Page to Stage promotes contemporary opera to New York audiences though the presentation of staged excerpts of new opera in development. Providing an important opportunity for new composers and librettists to view their work-in-progress with an audience, provides a valuable tool for developing a stage-worthy new work, before it reaches full-scale production. Post performance audience talk-backs with the creative team and singers, moderated by WQXR Radio host, Midge Woolsey, provide important audience and professional feedback for the creators during the development phase. New American Opera Previews, From Page to Stage creates vital opportunities for young artists to perform in the developing scenes and to work with new writers and composers. This forum provides a natural bridge from academic training to the professional stage.
Full-scale productions of new music theatre/opera with orchestra
Ongoing performances of new opera in development throughout the season, featuring introductions by the composers
Honoring and celebrating great American composers, lyricists and creators of Broadway, film and television.
Special performing opportunities for young singers and musicians