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WNO’s acclaimed commissioning program for contemporary American opera enters its tenth exciting season. American Opera Initiative (AOI) mentorship is led by newly appointed AOI Artistic Advisor and librettist Kelley Rourke, librettist and filmmaker Kimberly Reed, composer Carlos Simon, and WNO Principal Conductor Evan Rogister, who will lead a chamber orchestra of WNO Orchestra members. The concert staging will be directed by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello.

the american opera initiative

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Bubbie has filled the void of Covid isolation by solving as many word searches and crosswords as possible...until her latest puzzle turns out to be a ƈʊʀֆɛɖ ֆʊʍʍօռɨռɢ ɨռƈǟռȶǟȶɨօռ that conjures a Demon from the netherworld. When Bubbie welcomes him with delight, insisting he must be her long-lost goth grandson, how far will her well-intentioned neighbor Karen go to convince the old woman that something is horribly wrong? 

at the kennedy center

Bubbie and the Demon

Michael Cooper, The New York Times

"Holding his whiskey in one hand and his Stetson in the other, the opera’s hero — a tough stagecoach driver — offered an unhappy barmaid some advice in a strong, clear tenor voice.“You could be anything,” sang the tenor, Holden Madagame. He should know..."

Transgender Opera Singers Find Their Voices

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