The NANOWorks Opera team is excited to announce our first call for scores. We are seeking short operas (25 minutes or less) by North American composers to program during our 2014-2015 season.
Please submit the following:
- A cover sheet listing the character(s) and corresponding voice type(s), an 100-word synopsis, the length of your opera, and its performance history
- A Piano/Vocal Score
- A MIDI file of the piece in MP3 format (even if a live recording is available)
We do not discriminate for/against world premieres and no preference shall be made for dramatic/comedic works. Operas with contemporary subject matter that can be presented in both traditional and non-traditional venues are optimal.
Large instrumental forces are discouraged and piano is preferred. We do program operas with larger instrumentations from time to time, but an instrumental sextet is our limit. Our forces allow for up to a vocal sextet, not including a small chorus.
Chosen composers will have their opera staged in our upcoming season throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. We are unable to provide travel stipends to winning composers and attendance is not required. Submitted operas may be considered for future seasons as well.
Please submit the aforementioned information electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry Fee: None.
Deadline: JUNE 1, 2014
NANOWorks develops and stages short contemporary operas by emerging North American composers and dedicates itself to raising the spotlight on young singers, composers, librettists, directors, choreographers and other company artists to give them a stepping stone to national attention. NANOWorks will build a generational and cultural bridge between Cincinnati’s traditional opera lovers and those younger art audiences seeking a fresh, contemporary perspective. NANOWorks will also reach out to new audiences through educational programs in schools, satellite theaters and other unconventional venues.