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American Lyric Theater Presents
Freshly Brewed - Dramatizing History With Anthony Davis
Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Concert of New Operatic Scenes by ALT Resident Artists

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

American Lyric Theater’s Freshly Brewed series returns to OPERA America on Sunday February 26th.

Internationally acclaimed composer Anthony Davis hosts a concert and exploration of dramatizing history on the opera stage. Davis is known around the globe for his exciting works that draw from the lives of historical figures, including X, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X, TANIA, AMISTAD, AND WAKONDA'S DREAM.

This Freshly Brewed event will be the culmination of Davis’ annual winter residency at ALT, during which composers and librettists in American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program explore the challenges of dramatizing historic figures in opera. Guest singers from the country’s leading opera houses join us for a program of newly written scenes based on real-life figures past and present. In addition, arias will be presented from two exciting new operas: DREAM OF THE SPIDER, currently being written by Anthony Davis, Dafnis Prieto and Alma Guillermoprieto; and LA REINA, a new work being developed at ALT by Jorge Sosa and Laura Sosa. The post concert discussion will be moderated by dramaturg Cori Ellison.

ABOUT FRESHLY BREWED at OPERA America: These concerts feature performances of works-in-progress from Resident Artists, master classes with guest artist mentors; as well as provocative discussions with some of the most exciting writers working in American opera today. Freshly Brewed events take place on Sundays at 1:00 PM, and include a light brunch with the featured artists on each program. Tickets are $20, including brunch, and must be purchased in advance. Due to limited seating capacity at OPERA America, tickets are strictly limited and will not be sold on the day of the event.

Composers Featured: Alla Borzova, Jeremy Beck, Anthony Davis, Theo Popov, Jorge Sosa and Jeffrey Smith.

Librettists Featured: Magda Bogin, Alma Guillermoprieto, Kate Light, Stephanie Fleischmann, David Johnston, and Laura Sosa.

Guest Singers: Heather Johnson, Mezzo Soprano; and Dan Kempson, Baritone.
Leesa Dahl, Pianist.
 


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