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2012 CU New Opera Workshop Announced

January 3, 2012

The CU New Opera Workshop has just been announced for this summer and you’re invited to explore this year’s exciting offerings including Lori Laitman’s opera “Ludlow,” based on the verse novel by Colorado poet laureate David Mason about the deadly Colorado coal mining strike.

By the time an opera production hits the floorboards, composers and performers have spent years transforming theatrical ideas and music for the stage. The CU New Opera Workshop (CU NOW) gives you the rare opportunity to observe this process and share your suggestions with the composers. The interactive workshop-style performances feature acclaimed opera composers working with CU singers on new operas, on their way to professional world premieres. You’ll leave with exciting insights into the creative process when you experience opera from the ground up at CU NOW!

Click here for more information about CU NOW 2012 May 25-June 3, including a special Faculty/Alumni Recital and “Ludlow.”

Photo: David Mason and Lori Laitman (credit Christian Steiner)

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