Digital Shorts Fact Sheet (2020/21 Season)

Commissioned projects: 

Composer:  Gabriela Lena Frank 
Project: commissioned revision of Las cinco lunas de Lorca for SATB chorus, countertenor and piano
 Nilo Cruz 
Visual Artist: Irene Rodríguez 
Filmmaker: Matthew Diamond
Performers: countertenor Jacob Ingbar, pianist Nicholas Roehler, members of the LA Opera Chorus
Premiered December 11, 2020

Composer: Missy Mazzoli 
Project: The West is a Land of Infinite Beginnings
Librettist: Royce Vavrek
: James Darrah 
Performers: conductor Christopher Rountree, bass Andrew Harris, International Contemporary Ensemble
Premiered January 15, 2021

Composer: Ellen Reid
Project: Lumee's Dream, inspired by an excerpt from the opera "prism"
Librettist: Roxie Perkins
Co-Director / Director of Photography
: James Darrah 
Co-Director / Editor: Adam Larsen
Performers: mezzo-soprano Rebecca Jo Loeb, viola soloist Nadia Sirota
Premiered January 29, 2021

Composer:  Tyshawn Sorey 
Project: Death, a setting of a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar, for alto and piano
Film director: Nadia Hallgren
Performers: mezzo-soprano Amanda Lynn Bottoms, pianist Howard Watkins
Premiered February 19, 2021

Composer: Ayana Witter-Johnson 
Project: Brown Sounds, a setting of a poem by Henry Dumas
Executive producer and conceptual creator: Raehann Bryce-Davis
Filmmaker: Jérémy Adonis
Costume designer / stylist: Allan Virgo
Performers: mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis, dancer Lateef Williams, pianist Jeanne-Minette Cilliers
Premiered March 26, 2021

Composer/librettist: David Lang 
Project: let me come in
Fillmmaker: Bill Morrison
Performers: Bryan Wagorn, conductor; Angel Blue, soprano; David Creswell, viola; Anja Wood, cello; Miles Salerni, percussion
Premiered: April 30, 2021

Composer: Matthew Aucoin 
Project: Gallup (Na'nízhoozhí), settings of poetry by Jake Skeets ("Afterparty," "Virginity")
Performers: conductor Matthew Aucoin, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, baritone Davóne Tines, and instrumentalists from AMOC (American Modern Opera Company): 
Emi Ferguson, bass flute/flute/piccolo; Miranda Cuckson, violin; Coleman Itzkoff, cello; Jonny Allen, percussion; Conor Hanick, piano
Premiere: May 28, 2021

Composer/librettist: Du Yun 
Project: The Zolle Suite (three movements from the opera Zolle)
Producer: Ron Diamond, Acme Filmworks 
Filmmakers: Steven Woloshen (No-Noha); Benjamin Swiczinsky (Climax); Kristian Pedersen (Resign); Oliver Harrison (titles)
Performers: Du Yun, narrator; Hai-Ting Chinn, mezzo-soprano; Julian Wachner, conductor; International Contemporary Ensemble
Premiere: July 9, 2021

All programs, artists and dates are subject to change.  

Last updated: August 31, 2021