2012 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ August 11, 2011 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
American Lyric Theater Center, Inc. (aka ALT)
New York, NY
To support artist fees for the Composer Librettist Development Program, a full-time resident artist initiative to provide professional training for emerging opera composers and librettists. Artists are selected annually to participate in the tuition-free program that provides training by master artists such as composer-librettist Mark Adamo, stage director Rhoda Levine, composer Anthony Davis, librettist William Hoffman, and dramaturg Cori Ellison.
Ash Lawn Opera Festival Foundation
To support performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors by composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti. The holiday production will feature Brandy Lynn Hawkins (Mother), members of the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra conducted by music director Kate Tamarkin, and members of the Virginia Consort.
Atlanta Opera (Consortium)
To support performances of Scott Joplin's Treemonisha. In partnership with Morehouse College in Atlanta, Atlanta Opera will produce a revival production that not only will provide the public and Morehouse students the opportunity to see the lone surviving opera by the famous African American composer and pianist, but also will serve as a model for future collaboration between opera companies and colleges and universities in close proximity to them.
Bilingual Foundation of the Arts Fundación Bilingüe de las Artes (aka BFA)
LOS ANGELES, CA
To support the Flamenco opera Lorca, Child of the Moon by composer Ian Krouse. Based on the works of Federico García Lorca, the opera's orchestration will comprise three guitars, two pianos, a cajón, castanets, tambourines, canes, as well as an anvil and hammer.
Boston Lyric Opera Company, Inc. (Consortium)
To support Music! Words! Opera! and Vacation Week Institutes, in-school and out-of-school opera and theater education programs. In partnership with Wheelock College's Family Theatre, the programs will engage Boston school children.
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Inc. (Consortium)
To support performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute. In partnership with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 105 young instrumentalists of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra will benefit from the inclusion of opera repertoire incorporated into their orchestral training, culminating in the performance of a full, semi-staged opera with professional musicians and singers.
Des Moines Metro Opera, Inc.
To support the Opera Iowa Touring Educational Troupe, a program that will engage artists to reach students in underserved rural Midwestern schools. In partnership with Iowa City's school district, activities will include fully-staged, touring productions of Little Red Riding Hood, a one-act opera for grades K-6; Bizet's Carmen for grades 7-12; and teacher training to air on Iowa's public television network in real-time available to every school in Iowa.
Glimmerglass Opera, Inc.
To support a new production of Lost in the Stars by composer Kurt Weill and librettist Maxwell Anderson, based on the novel Cry the Beloved Country. Along with Cape Town Opera, the production's creative team will comprise American stage director Tazewell Thompson; American lighting designer Robert Wierzel; Cape Town's resident designer Michael Mitchell; Cape Town choreographer Sibonakaliso Ndaba; American bass baritone Eric Owens; and 10 Cape Town cast members.
Hawaii Opera Theatre
To support a project that will engage military communities throughout Hawaii. The three-part project will include a South Pacific-themed Family Day; a concert production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific; a discounted performance of Strauss's Die Fledermaus; and a 40-minute Opera Express performance for nearby elementary schools.
Lyric Foundation, Inc. (aka Lyric Opera Baltimore)
To support performances of Puccini's La Bohème. Led by director Bernard Uzan and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, performances will feature young artists and will be part of a five-year plan to re-institutionalize the art form across the region following the recent loss of Baltimore's resident opera company.
Martina Arroyo Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Prelude to Performance, a professional development program to provide vocal and theatrical training to emerging opera artists. The six-week intensive program will train as many as 40 aspiring opera professionals in the areas of movement, music, language, and role study with coaching sessions by singer and NEA Opera Honoree Martina Arroyo, conductors Willie Waters and Robert Lyall, and stage directors Laura Alley and Matthew Lata.
Merola Opera Program
San Francisco, CA
To support master teachers and instructors at the professional level in a training program for singers, apprentice coaches, and an apprentice stage director. Participants will receive private coaching and attend master classes for intergenerational exchange between veterans in the opera field and emerging newcomers.
Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc. (aka The Met) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This partnership between the Juilliard School and the Met will produce a new fully-staged or concert opera production, which will allow students the platform to express their own insights while training under some of the world's most well-known singers and stage directors.
Monterey County Symphony Association (aka Monterey Symphony)
To support the semi-staged concert production of Amahl and the Night Visitors by composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti. Music Director Max Bragado-Darman and project partner Dona D. Vaughn (Artistic Director of Opera, Manhattan School of Music) will lead a production featuring mezzo-soprano Suzanne Mentzer, local performers and stagehands provided by the S.T.A.R. Foundation, and set designs produced in local community art programs.
Nashville Opera Association (Consortium)
To support the new production and southern premiere of David Lang's The Difficulty of Crossing a Field. In partnership with the Alias Chamber Ensemble, the production will showcase the company's commitment to new and contemporary works through a series of lectures, post-performance discussions, school presentations, and programs.
Opera America (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support The New Works Forum, a new convening on a national platform dedicated to enhancing the quality and quantity of new American operas. As producer, Gotham Chamber Opera will oversee the selection of artists, provide technical support staff, and supervise rehearsals for the showcases.
Opera America, Inc.
New York, NY
To support professional development forums, multimedia tools, research and publications, electronic platforms, and field research that will benefit opera organizations and artists nationwide. The national service organization for opera will provide essential support to member artists and companies in realizing artistic excellence and service to their local communities.In addition, Opera America will organize National Opera Week and related activities for participating opera organizations nationwide.
Opera for the Young, Inc.
To support a multi-state school tour of a new production of Cendrillon by composer Jules Massenet. Teaching materials will include a tutorial CD with vocal and piano parts, a teacher's guide about opera, and activities for integration of the opera into academic subjects.
To support the Community Engagement initiative, presenting opera throughout the Upper Connecticut River Valley. This initiative will make opera more accessible to the region by creating repertoire with community input and by working with not-for-profit organizations to expand the school arts curriculum.
Palm Beach Opera, Inc.
West Palm Beach, FL
To support the training activities, mainstage productions, and community outreach of the Palm Beach Young Artist Program. The educational curriculum will include voice lessons, master classes, language classes, and movement classes, as well as performance opportunities in mainstage roles (including La Traviata, La fille du régiment, and Salome) and in numerous outreach programs (including One Opera in One Hour, Lunch & Learn, and Concerts for the Classroom).
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center (aka Ryan Opera Center)
To support faculty fees for a comprehensive singer training and professional development program. Faculty will provide a year-round multidisciplinary program of study to prepare as many as 13 young artists for professional operatic careers, including vocal instruction, theatrical coaching, language classes, and guidance regarding the diverse stylistic elements of opera, musical theater, and the art song genre.
Pittsburgh Opera, Inc. (Consortium)
To support a new production of Mozart's DON GIOVANNI and outreach activities, in consortium with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Portland Opera Repertory Theatre (aka PORTopera)
To support performances of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. This classic work will be accompanied by an exhibit of artifacts illustrating the story's historical context, which will attract potential audience members with an interest in history and will expose audience members to the long-standing relationships between Maine and Japan dating back to the late 19th century.
Princeton Festival A NJ Non-Profit Corporation (aka The Princeton Festival)
To support performances of an opera double-bill: Puccini's Gianni Schicchi paired with Rachmaninoff's Francesca da Rimini. These two works, a comedy and a tragedy both based on cantos from Dante's Divine Comedy, together will form the centerpiece of the Princeton Festival, which will draw visitors from the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas.
Sarasota Opera Association, Inc. (Consortium)
To support the technology design and creation for the world premiere of Little Nemo in Slumberland. In partnership with the University of Kentucky Research Foundation, the company will implement a software system that will blend multiple projections into one image instead of using a traditional stage set, which will make the production portable and easy to replicate elsewhere.
Seagle Music Colony (aka Oscar Seagle Association, Inc.)
Schroon Lake, NY
To support Young Professionals Bringing Opera to Grade Schools. Up to four singers will study and perform in operas and musicals at Seagle Music Colony and in eight other Adirondack and Champlain Valley communities.
To support the production and tour of Shreveport Opera Xpress (SOX) which will offer performances at schools and community centers. The company will travel 330 miles south to reach underserved schools in New Orleans' Jefferson Parish that are still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
To support two professional training programs, Filene Young Artists and Opera Studio Artists. Artists will receive individualized training from music and language coaches, directors, and conductors, and will perform solo and supporting roles in three fully-staged operas.
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