New York City Opera Stages Annual Showcase of New Operas

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New York City Opera's VOX 2006: Showcasing American Composers, returns for its seventh season today and tomorrow.

VOX 2006 features readings of twelve new or previously unperformed American operas from both emerging and established composers. Music director George Manahan will lead City Opera artists and the company's orchestra.

For the first time in VOX's history, four of the twelve selections will feature electronic music, including Anne LeBaron's tale of a fictional city recovering from a Katrina-like disaster, with a libretto by Philip Littell, and scenes from composer/DJ Mason Bates' first opera, California Fictions.

This year's festival will also include Thomas Pasatieri's new work Frau Margot, set to a libretto by Frank Corsaro and featuring soprano Lauren Flanigan in the title role, and Los Angeles-based percussionist/composer William Kraft's setting of Anchee Min's memoir, Communist China Red Azalea, with a libretto by Christopher Hawes.

The performances take place at New York University's Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

For more information, visit www.nycopera.com or www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu or call 212-992-8484.


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