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Seven Artists Selected for the 10th Anniversary of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program

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Seven Artists Selected for the 10th Anniversary of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program

Time: September 24, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: The National Opera Center
Street: 330 7th Avenue, NYC 10001
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.altnyc.org/
Phone: lilli@michelletabnickpr.com
Event Discipline: opera
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick Communications
Latest Activity: Aug 30

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New York, NY - Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana.

"We are thrilled to celebrate the tenth anniversary of our flagship program, the CLDP, with such an extraordinary group of artists," said Edelson. "ALT seeks to identify operatic writers who we feel have the potential to add meaningfully to the operatic canon. This season, we received a record number of applications. The artists who were accepted into the CLDP are all quite accomplished, but in many ways are still emerging as operatic writers, as they have yet to have the opportunity to hone their skills and focus their energy specifically on writing for opera, and have not yet written a full-length opera for professional production. That is why the CLDP exists. Through a combination of intensive mentorship and direct financial support, ALT provides a unique environment for artists to develop their craft, forge new collaborations, and take exciting risks. We look forward to working with this incredibly diverse group of artists, and to provide them with the resources and the opportunities for their unique voices as opera writers to blossom."

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