Opera America Conference
Christopher helmed the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's Morning Star at Cincinnati Opera in 2015. He will now revisit excerpts from the work as part of the New Works Sampler showcase on May 20 at the 2016 Opera America Conference in Montreal.
The New Works Sampler is a showcase of works in progress and recent premieres. Complementing the New Works Forum, this performance features the wide spectrum of musical styles employed by emerging and established composers creating opera today.
Also on the program are several Canadian works in development, as well as As One, Laura Kaminsky and Mark Campbell's work exploring the experience of a transgender protagonist as portrayed by both a mezzo-soprano and baritone, and JFK, a work by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek that offers a surreal glimpse of that president's last night in Fort Worth, Texas.