News to start your week – and the New Year!
Alex Ross discusses the Prototype Festival in The New Yorker, which will feature Missy Mazzoli’s opera Breaking the Waves, which was premiered by Opera Philadelphia in September. Read on here.
Elizabeth Bell, composer and co-founder of New York Women Composers passed away on December 19 at the age of 88. She was a champion for young composers and advocated for the work of women composers throughout her life. Sequenza21 has a remembrance.
An up-and-coming composer is giving the opera world a lot to talk about! Alma Deutscher’s retelling of Cinderella was premiered in Vienna and is receiving quite a lot of praise, and the extraordinary work of the 11 year old British girl is invoking comparisons to Mozart! The Guardian has the full story.
NewMusicBox profiles the life and work of composer Shulamit Ran – including a great video of the composer speaking at the Ear Taxi festival in Chicago in October of 2016. Read online here, and watch below!