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.

An animated short film of the overture from Owl was presented at Thornton in Spring 2021. Animation by Sean Cawelti. Director: Ken Cazan. Conductor: Brent McMunn.

INVISIBLE – a short opera

Composer: Guang Yang Librettist: Paula Cizmar

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

INVISIBLE was part of SNAPSHOTS, the annual new opera event produced by West Edge Opera in association with Earplay. May 15 – 16, 2021. Bruns Amphitheatre, Berkeley CA. Musical director and conductor: Jonathan Khuner. Mezzo soprano: Erin Neff. Soprano: Julia Hathaway.

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.

Scheduled for a workshop at White Snake in Boston, spring 2021, and premiere in December 2021.

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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