April 6, 2009
Leona Carney, Kristen DiNinno, and Joseph Flaxman in Jack Perla's Love/Hate
The folks at The Curator blog recently stopped by Galapagos Art Space to check out Opera Grows in Brooklyn, the March 20 collaboration of new music presented by Opera on Tap, the Remarkable Theater Brigade and AOP. We were on hand to reprise our performance of scenes from Jack Perla’s Love/Hate that students from the Manhattan School of Music had presented at MSM earlier that week under the music direction of Silas Huff and stage direction of Caren France.
Linnea Leonard Kickasola called the evening “an exciting new level of work for these young companies. Brooklyn and the rest of the city will benefit from future collaborations like these.”
Read the full review here.
March 25, 2009
Love/Hate composer and C&V alumnus Jack Perla has been commissioned by Minnesota Opera to compose a new work for the 2012-13 season – the esteemed company’s 50th anniversary. Part of MO’s newly created Minnesota OperaWorks, “a landmark program designed to invigorate the operatic repertoire with an infusion of contemporary works,” Perla’s yet-to-be-announced opera “will be based on an American story in an American genre, well-suited to Jack Perla’s contemporary voice, which is rooted in jazz, fusion and classical traditions.” It is one of three newly commissioned operas announced for production in the next seven seasons through the OperaWorks program.
Read the entire the MO press release here.