In celebration of its 15th anniversary season, Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival presents another first: the world premieres of two fully staged one-act operas, featuring chamber orchestra, soloists and chorus. My Last Dutchess is by composer Theodore Wiprud and librettist Tom Dulack. Robert Sirota wrote both words and music for his comedy The Clever Mistress. Both operas will be performed on two evenings: April 23 and April 30, 2012.
These concerts are part of Cutting Edge Concerts 15th season, which features 5 concerts and 5 world premieres. The festival concerts are performed on five Mondays in April: April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012.
About Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival:
Composer Victoria Bond launched Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival to bring together composers, performers and New York audiences in an intimate and inviting setting. Since its first season in 1998, it has blossomed into a multi-concert festival, attracting audiences from the tri-state area and performers from around the country. Since its inception, over 30 world premieres and dozens of New York premieres have been performed at Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival.
A significant feature of Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival is that all composers will be in attendance and speak briefly about their music on stage with CEC artistic director Victoria Bond. According to Bond, "having the composers at the concert presents a unique opportunity to share their inspiration and creative process as a prelude to the performance of their music."