Some major organizations have shown their support for new opera by funding several AOP upcoming projects. AOP gives great thanks to these contributors.
Semmelweis – The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Funding for “credible and compelling work exploring the worlds of science and technology and to challenge the existing stereotypes of scientists and engineers in the popular imagination.” www.operaprojects.org/semmelweis
Our Basic Nature – Meet the Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections. “MetLife Creative Connections provides support for American composers to participate in public activities related to specific performances of their original music. By supporting the composer’s interaction with audiences, performers, arts organizations, and local communities, Metlife Creative Connections aims to increase public awareness and enhance the creative artist’s role in society.” www.operaprojects.org/ourbasicnature
Darkling – The Aaron Copland Fund for Music supporting the upcoming studio recording of Darkling. “The program’s objectives are to document and provide wider exposure for the music of contemporary American composers, to develop audiences for contemporary American music through record distribution and other retail markets, and to support the release and dissemination of recordings of previously unreleased contemporary American music…” www.operaprojects.org/darkling
AOP applauds these recent grants and the continued support of our many individuals and fans. Please consider a donation today to join these important and necessary supporters of the arts.