As part of our 2017 season, Opera Theater Unlimited is introducing The 48-hour Opera Festival. Teams will conceive, create, rehearse, and perform 10-15 minute operas within a 48-hour period. The festival will bring creative new works to life, foster cross-disciplinary artistic relationships, and present great Bay Area artists.
About the Festival
The festival will take place April 28-30 in San Francisco. The final performance will be publicly ticketed on the evening of Sunday, April 30 at the Custom-Made Theatre in downtown San Francisco. Each team will include a librettist, a composer, a stage director, a pianist, and a small group of singers, who will collaborate over the weekend to write, rehearse, and perform an original 10-15 minute opera. It's a great opportunity for Bay Area composers to collaborate with other artists, challenge themselves, and have a newly composed piece performed by professional singers.
Submission details are available here: http://www.operatheaterunlimited.com/48-hour-opera-festival. Submissions are due by April 1, 2017. Early submission is strongly encouraged, and priority will be given to submissions received by March 12.
About the Company
Opera Theater Unlimited engages new and existing audiences by presenting daring, accessible, and innovative productions. We embody the idea that captivating performance and authentic artistry can unite a community and influence the artistic culture of the Bay Area. Our 2016 production of L'incoronazione di Poppea was named one of the top 10 musical events of 2016 by the San Francisco Chronicle, alongside events produced by the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera. In summer 2017, we'll be presenting our first ever commissioned work, a new chamber opera by San Francisco composer Joseph Colombo.