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composer-librettist studio

We are pleased to announce our new initiative: the Composer-Librettist Studio!

The CL Studio returns to DC in July 2024 and will be hosted at the Music Department of the University of the District of Columbia.

We plan to conduct the CL Studio annually in DC.

The Studio focuses on the process of collaboration through a series of brief exploratory assignments for the writers and composers. The exercises are then sight-read by the performers in brief working sessions. The participants rotate partners, and the process is repeated four more times. Within the two and half week period, all composers work with all writers and all performers. Toward the end of the studio, an informal reading of all the compositions is held.


 All participants are carefully selected to represent diversity of experience, ages, cultural backgrounds, and styles of music and textual expression. All participants receive a stipend.

Read more HERE.

In June 2023  we conducted in our first full Composer-Librettist Studio since our inaugural studio in 1994, which seeded our company. The University of the District of Columbia Music Program hosted the Studio.

The Composer-Librettist Studio is designed as an intensive workshop for professional artists that demands a commitment of all participants for two and a half weeks.

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Javier Arrey

Since catching his acclaimed performance in Otello at Castleton, We have followed Javier Arrey’s work and are proud to announce he has accepted the lead role in the company’s original opera On the Road to Arivaca and a position as full company member. …

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Dominican-American Mezzo-Soprano, Melisa Bonetti, is a versatile singer whose experience encompasses both classical and new works including premieres…

and we are pleased to invite her as a  Company Artist and Principal in the opera On the Road to Arivaca

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Live & About
2022 Fall Season

We are pleased to announce the re-launch of our “Live & About” series and will be providing the Fall schedule shortly.  We would love to have you be part of this community. Read more to find out how.

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