The core of American Opera Projects, First Chance allows composers and librettists to hear their work in part or in full for the first time before an audience, with live singers and accompaniment. Through question and answer sessions to collecting personal feedback, First Chance allows the participation of audience members to help hone and adapt new works while artists discover their own unique voices. AOP then works on attracting presenting partners in order to produce the full work. Notable presenting partners include BAM, Lincoln Center Festival, The Irondale Center (in Ft Greene) and Urban Arias (in the DC metro area).
Currently In Development
Many of American Opera Projects' past works are ideal for production or continued development by other companies. If you are a producer and see something that is of interest to you, please contact us. We will be happy to send materials, or put you in direct contact with the creators.