Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hartford Opera Theater Announces “New in November”

Hartford Opera Theater would like to announce a call for scores for the exciting event “New in November”. The event will take place in Hartford, CT on the weekend of November 12-14, 2010 with a final performance on Sunday, November 14th. A total of five short operas will be learned, staged, rehearsed, and performed in the span of 48 hours.

Composers are asked to submit opera scores written for 2-3 singers, with at least one part written for a soprano or mezzo-soprano. Please note that scores with more opportunities for women will be more likely to be chosen for this event. The< operas may be no longer than 10 minutes in length, English only, and written for piano or a piano reduction. Material for librettos should be original, in the public domain, or if copyrighted permission must be submitted with the score. Each opera should require minimal sets and costumes.

Composers chosen to participate in New in November are welcome to attend the rehearsal period and should be open to minor revisions and changes. Please note that there is no remuneration for this project. In addition, the company is not able to provide travel or housing compensation for those composers who wish to attend rehearsals.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, September 1, 2010. Scores may be mailed to: Hartford Opera Theater, P.O. Box 270108 
West Hartford, CT 06127-0108. Electronic submissions will also be accepted at the following email address: More information can be found on the website: