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Friday, May 8 • 5:00pm - 9:15pm
New Works Sampler

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Includes transportation and heavy hors d'oeuvres. 

5:00 p.m. Bus departs from Washington Marriott
Transportation provided to The Barns at Wolf Trap. Snacks and beverages available upon arrival.

6:00 p.m. Welcome from Wolf Trap and New Works Sampler
KIM WITMAN
, senior director, Wolf Trap Opera & Classical Programming, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, welcomes the conference to The Barns at Wolf Trap with a sample from their 2007 Grammy-nominated opera Volpone (music by John Musto, libretto by Mark Campbell), featuring alumni of the Filene Young Artist Program. 

As a part of OPERA America’s core commitment to new work development, the New Works Sampler is a showcase of works in progress and recent premieres. Complementing the New Works Forum, this performance will feature the wide spectrum of musical styles employed by emerging and established composers creating opera today.
2015 New Works Sampler Selections:

An American Dream
Jack Perla, composer
Jessica Murphy Moo, librettist
Submitted by Seattle Opera

Becoming Santa Claus
Mark Adamo, composer and librettist
Submited by G. Schirmer; presented by The Dallas Opera

Bhutto 
Mohammed Fairouz, composer
Mohammed Hanif and Mohammed Fairouz, co-librettists
Submitted by Beth Morrison Projects

Cuentos de Peregrinacion – A Song Cycle Opera
Hector Armienta, composer and librettist
Submitted by Opera Cultura

Ivonne from the opera cycle Ghosts of Crosstown
Nathaniel Stookey, composer
Jerre Dye, librettist
Submitted by Opera Memphis


7:45 p.m. UrbanArias Presents: Blue Viola
Blue Viola is a world premiere opera that tells the true story of a junk dealer who steals a priceless viola from a prominent orchestra musician only to discover that the instrument is a fake. The opera features a hilarious libretto by MATT BORESI and a blues-infused score by PETER HILLIARD.

8:15 p.m. New Works Sampler Reception
Refreshments available. Cash Bar. 


9:15 p.m. Bus departs Wolf Trap
Return transportation provided to the Washington Marriott.

Advance registration required. 

Sponsors
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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


Friday May 8, 2015 5:00pm - 9:15pm
The Barns at Wolf Trap 1635 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182

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