LA Opera has commissioned some of today’s most in-demand composers to create a series of short vocal works.

These superstars are pairing up with talented visual artists including animators, experimental filmmakers and choreographers to bring you seven pieces throughout the fall and early winter

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Left to right: Du Yun, Gabriela Lena Frank, Missy Mazzoli, Tamar-kali, David Lang, Tyshawn Sorey, Matthew Aucoin

Check out some of the early details for these projects below, but be sure to check back here as we share more. 

Composer/LIBRETTIST: Du Yun

Project: Three movements (No-Noha, Climax, Resign) from the one-act opera Zolle. 
Animation Producer/Curator: Ron Diamond, Acme Filmworks

Composer: Gabriela Lena Frank

Librettist: Nilo Cruz 
ProjectLas cinco lunas de Lorca; commissioned revision 
Performers: SATB chorus, countertenor Jacob Ingbarpiano  
Visual Artist: Irene Rodríguez 
Premiere: October 2020 

Composer: Missy Mazzoli 

Librettist: Royce Vavrek 
Project: Music video for "The Sodbuster’s Aria" from Proving Up 
Visual Artists: James Darrah 
Premiere date: October 2020 

Composer: TAMAR-KALI

Project: The Opera Murder Club: Jane Doe; new commission 
Writer/director: Lila Palmer 
Performers: Mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davisinstrumentalists TBA 

Composer: Matthew Aucoin 

Project: TBA

Composer/librettistDavid Lang 

Project: TBA

Composer Tyshawn Sorey 

Project: TBA