VOX 2011 Call for Submissions
New York City Opera’s VOX: Contemporary American Opera Lab is an exciting opera workshop of new works that offers American composers and librettists the opportunity to hear their works with a full orchestra and excellent artists. Every year, VOX presents up to twelve new, previously un-produced works from both emerging and established composers in orchestra readings that are free and open to the public.
For the last half century, New York City Opera has been a leader in the development of American opera. City Opera has an unmatched repertory of American works including those of over 50 American composers and shaped an American aesthetic for opera through the world premieres of more than 25 American operas. To date, the festival has presented excerpts from 70 new operas with more than 40 going on to full productions — four at City Opera and the remainder at other opera companies, including Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, Michigan Opera Theater and the Sante Fe Opera.
City Opera introduces a new program for VOX and Continues with VOX Second Look
VOX Second Stage: A new initiative for 2011, VOX Second Stage will occur in a club environment rather than at the Skirball Center. Vox Second Stage is an opportunity for works intended for small orchestrations to be considered. Venue TBA.
Works are eligible for VOX Second Look if only one professional production has occurred and no future productions are planned at the time of application. All application requirements are the same, but applicant must indicate on the application form that the work should be considered for Vox Second Look.
All entries will be reviewed carefully by a panel comprised of opera professionals and members of City Opera’s artistic and production staff.
Traditional, non-traditional, and experimental opera projects to be considered.
For submission guidelines and to download applications, please visit: vox.nycopera.com