“…[entails] learning all the jobs of the gifted people who will spray Febreeze on your work if you fail.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Daron Hagen

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. Daron Hagen (b. 1961) was recognized in 2014 by the American… Read More “…[entails] learning all the jobs of the gifted people who will spray Febreeze on your work if you fail.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Daron Hagen

“…give the audience enough red-meat moments that they can’t look away…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Tom Cipullo

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. Hailed by the American Academy of Art & Letters for… Read More “…give the audience enough red-meat moments that they can’t look away…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Tom Cipullo

“Opera is the best way to tell a musical story…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Elena Ruehr

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. Elena Ruehr says of her music “the idea is that the… Read More “Opera is the best way to tell a musical story…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Elena Ruehr

“…you need to leave room for other dimensions of sound.” Celebrating National Opera Week with David Mason

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. David Mason is an award-winning poet and novelist. His poetry, prose,… Read More “…you need to leave room for other dimensions of sound.” Celebrating National Opera Week with David Mason

“Make the opera attractive enough that somebody wants to do it again…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Michael Ching

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. E. C. Schirmer publishes Michael Ching’s Buoso’s Ghost which will… Read More “Make the opera attractive enough that somebody wants to do it again…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Michael Ching

“…the music, libretto, themes, and ideas relate to the world we live in today so powerfully.” A conversation with Francesca Zambello – The Crucible

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. An internationally recognized director of opera and theater, Francesca Zambello’s American… Read More “…the music, libretto, themes, and ideas relate to the world we live in today so powerfully.” A conversation with Francesca Zambello – The Crucible

“Writing an opera is like sewing a quilt and building a monument at the same time.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Conrad Susa

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. Conrad Susa (1935-2013) was resident composer for the Old Globe Theatre… Read More “Writing an opera is like sewing a quilt and building a monument at the same time.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Conrad Susa

“…words are the structure which shape the music.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Cerise Lim Jacobs

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. Cerise Lim Jacobs has earned a place as one of… Read More “…words are the structure which shape the music.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Cerise Lim Jacobs

“Which comes first, music or words?” Celebrating National Opera Week with Henry Mollicone

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. Henry Mollicone’s one-act operas, Emperor Norton, Starbird, The Face on the Barroom Floor,… Read More “Which comes first, music or words?” Celebrating National Opera Week with Henry Mollicone

“The greatest priority in creating a new opera is finding a story and characters that need music.” Celebrating National Opera Week with David Conte

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. David Conte (b. 1955) is the composer of over one hundred… Read More “The greatest priority in creating a new opera is finding a story and characters that need music.” Celebrating National Opera Week with David Conte