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Roopler at AOP!

Posted: April 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

Composers & The Voice peeps. That's us all the way on the right, Zach sitting and Sara looming strangely above.

Our 2011-2012 fellowship at American Opera Projects has been a blast!! And now for the delicious, delicious fruits of our labor: First Glimpse! We’re very excited–this event will premiere two of the pieces from Windows, our brand new monodrama set about unrequited love from unstable individuals.

To quote American Opera Projects:

“American Opera Projects presents


Five emerging composers – Sidney Marquez Boquiren, Mikael Karlsson, Robert Paterson, Rachel Peters, and Ronnie Reshef – and one composer/librettist team, Zach Redler and Sara Cooper, present the first public performances of music they have created during AOP’s latest season of Composers & the Voice.  The seven artists were chosen by AOP to spend a year creating new works focusing on the operatic voice under the guidance of C&V Artistic Director Steven Osgood.

Performing the selections will be the AOP Resident Ensemble of Singers for the 11-12 season: sopranos Andrea Arias Martin (Chautauqua Opera) and Amy Shoremount-Obra (Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera), mezzo Rebecca Ringle (Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Washington National Opera), tenor Brandon Snook (Cincinnati Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Sarasota Opera), baritone Jorell Williams (New York City Center Encores!, Caramoor International Music Festival, Ravinia Festival), and bass Justin Hopkins (Fort Worth Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia). MEET THE 2012 C&V ARTISTS

Supporting on piano will be Composers & the Voice Music Directors Jeanne-Minette Cilliers, Mila Henry and Kelly Horsted.

Composers & the Voice is made possible in part by a generous multi-year award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fellows in the C&V program are supported by funding from The New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund and Musical Arts Fund.


Sunday May 20 & Monday May 21, 2012 – 8:00PM
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

$15 General Admission, $10 Students/Seniors w/ valid ID”

Join us, won’t you?