operaFix: Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville

Grace Galu, Composer/MD & Baba Israel, Librettist/Co-Director. July 14 -31, Tuesday-Saturday 8:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 4:00pm. Commissioned, Developed and Produced by HERE, Co-Presented by La MaMa. 120 minutes with intermission (Cannabis originally planned to open its run during HERE and BMP’s PROTOTYPE Festival on January 7, 2022. Due to COVID, the 2022 Festival and all…Continue reading operaFix: Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville

Show 90: Part 2 – OPERA America Discovery Grant 2020 Recipients

The Indie Opera Podcast is releasing part two of an episode that was recorded in the Spring of 2020 that got derailed during the start of the pandemic and features all the composer/librettist teams to receive the 2020 OPERA America Discovery Grants which support composers who identify as women in the development of new operatic…Continue reading Show 90: Part 2 – OPERA America Discovery Grant 2020 Recipients

Show 89 Part 1 – OPERA America Discovery Grant 2020 Recipients

The Indie Opera Podcast is releasing an episode which was recorded in the Spring of 2020 that got derailed during the start of the pandemic, and features all the composer/librettist teams to receive the 2020 OPERA America Discovery Grants which support composers who identify as women in the development of new operatic works and the…Continue reading Show 89 Part 1 – OPERA America Discovery Grant 2020 Recipients

Show 88: Quamino’s Map with Deborah Brevoort, Kimille Howard, Jeri Lynne Johnson and Cori Ellison

We are joined by several creators of Quamino’s Map, a fascinating new opera by composer Errollyn Wallen, having its world premiere at Chicago Opera Theater. Librettist and playwright Deborah Brevoort, conductor Jeri Lynne Johnson, dramaturg Cori Ellison, and director Kimille Howard discuss the origins and creative process of this unique production, which focuses on the Black…Continue reading Show 88: Quamino’s Map with Deborah Brevoort, Kimille Howard, Jeri Lynne Johnson and Cori Ellison

Podcast 87: Carla Lucero and Dr. Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz

We welcome two creators of the upcoming LA Opera production of The Three Women of Jerusalem: Carla Lucero, composer/librettist, and Dr. Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz, translator. Lucero is the first Latinx and female composer to be commissioned for the LA Opera’s Cathedral Operas. We discover how they translated the opera into Spanish while retaining the same…Continue reading Podcast 87: Carla Lucero and Dr. Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz