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Friday, May 8 • 5:00pm - 7:45pm
New Works Sampler: Ambassador Package

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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

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  

7:30 p.m. Bus Departs Wolf Trap
Transportation to dinner provided.

8:15 p.m. Ambassador Dinner
After the evening performance at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, take a seat at the nearby L’Auberge Chez François (332 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA), a family-run, classic French restaurant in Great Falls, VA. Led by Chef Jacques Haeringer, son of the establishment’s 1954 founder, L’Auberge was named as one of America’s top 100 restaurants for two years in a row.

Please contact Dan Cooperman, director of development, at
DCooperman@operaamerica.org for more information about Ambassador events.

10:00 p.m. Bus departs L’Auberge
Return transportation provided to the Washington Marriott.  

Friday May 8, 2015 5:00pm - 7:45pm EDT
The Barns at Wolf Trap 1635 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182

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