Opera & Musical Theatre

THE NIGHT FLIGHT OF MINERVA’S OWL – a full-length opera

Composer: Guang Yang Librettist: Paula Cizmar

Winner, Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s international Music That Matters/Fight for the Right new opera commission.

An excerpt from the opera was produced at Thornton School of Music for the 2019 Evening of Opera Scenes. Conductor: Brent McMunn. Director: Ken Cazan.

A virtual performance with animation is scheduled for late 2020.

INVISIBLE – a short opera

Composer: Guang Yang Librettist: Paula Cizmar

Written for The Body Female Collective, curated by Velina Hasu Houston.

Performed in the Eurydice Found Festival presented by LA Opera Connects in January 2020. Director: Diana Wyenn. Soprano: Victoria Lawal. Mezzo soprano: Nandani Sinha.

GOLDEN – musical theatre

Music by Nathan Wang Book & lyrics by Paula Cizmar

Commissioned by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute of Warsaw, Poland for the international Paderewski Cycle. Act 1 was presented at the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Director: Diana Wyenn. Musical director: Nathan Wang. A work in progress.

FIRECRACKERS – a short opera

Composer: Guang Yang Librettist: Paula Cizmar

Commissioned by White Snake Opera, 2020.

A HOLE IN THE SKY – a micro opera

Composer: Guang Yang Librettist: Paula Cizmar

Performed at LA – At the Intersection at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County as part of the 2019 Climate Change Theatre Action. Producer: Ilana Gustafson. Director: Giovanni Ortega. Sopranos: Emma Elliott and Gbeke Fawehinmi.

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