In 2019, Experiments in Opera started a new venture that marked a significant innovation in the opera development process. Rather than think about operas as 4-6 year projects made by individual librettists and composers, and inspired by television writers’ rooms, EiO assembled a group of playwrights, librettists, storytellers and composers to collaborate on a single large-scale opera. This group of artists works together on script outlines, story ideas, librettos and musical scores. The Writers’ Room project addresses EiO’s mission to rethink the process of creating opera and to nurture new voices as part of a community of artistry and learning.
The Writers’ Room for the Everything for Dawn video series included the writers Jason Cady, Adrienne Danrich, Lauren D’Errico, Krista Knight, Jerry Lieblich, Jerome A. Parker, Kamala Sankaram and Aaron Siegel and the composers Jason Cady, Matthew Welch, Clarice Assad, Paul Kerekes, Phil Kline, Pauline Kim, Melissa Dunphy, Miguel Frasconi, Aaron Siegel, Kamala Sankaram.
The Writers’ Room for the Aqua Net & Funyuns podcast opera included the writers Jason Cady, Cara Ehlenfeldt, Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Daniel Shepard, and the composers, Tariq Al-Sabir, Jason Cady, Kamala Sankaram, Michi Wiancko, and Aaron Siegel.
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