HARTFORD OPERA THEATER'S 11TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF
NEW OPERA WITH FRESH PERSPECTIVES IN HARTFORD
FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2021
Christ Church Cathedral
955 Main Street
*** AUDIENCE MEMBERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK FOR THE DURATION OF THE PERFORMANCE ***
New in November 11 is sponsored by the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation,
the Betty Knox Foundation, and the Connecticut Office of the Arts
by Paul Richards and Wendy Steiner
by Timothy Peterson
by Dana Kaufman
by Elliot Yokum
by Beth Ratay
IMAGES FROM NEW IN NOVEMBER 10 -- NOVEMBER 19, 2019
PHOTOGRAPHS BY KIM BOVA PHOTOGRAPHY
Hartford Opera Theater’s New in November festival was established in 2010 with a two-fold mission: to seek out and encourage contemporary opera composers and to create an opportunity for the community to experience performances of these new works. Each year, a committee reviews a competitive pool of submissions and selects 4-6 10 minute operas to create an evening of short operatic vignettes. The preparation for New in November is reminiscent of a 24 hour play festival in that the operas are brought from "page to stage" in a condensed and intense period. Once rehearsals begin, we assemble artists from many disciplines: singers, pianists, composers, directors, and conductors who collaborate to make New in November a fun and thought-provoking evening.
** This year's New in November festival contains adult themes. Viewing recommended for ages 16 and up.**
THIS YEARS' SELECTIONS:
HAVING GUESTS FOR DINNER - Music by Nicholas Bentz and Libretto by Robert Feng
THE SECRET LIFE OF SIRI - Music and Libretto by Luisa Matthynssens
THE TOTAL SPIRITUAL - Music by Beth Ratay and Libretto by Rich Orloff
these wings are meant to fly - Music by Steven Serpa and Libretto by Zac Kline
To view each opera's Cast/Creative Teams -- CLICK HERE
Hartford Opera Theater is grateful for the ongoing support of Christ Church Cathedral, located at 45 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103. This year our organizations are embarking on a full and multi-layer community partnership. To launch this exciting bond we will be holding our New in November festival in the main sanctuary of Christ Church Cathedral, which has been newly renovated to support community programming, and is complete with live stream capability, a grand piano, and newly installed lighting system. The Cathedral is accessible to all persons as the Main Street entrance provides a ramp, and an elevator lift provides access to a unisex restroom.
In line with the Cathedral rules for COVID-19 precaution, we will be requiring that, regardless of vaccination status, everyone wear a face mask when indoors. We will also be asking that each party seat themselves in a way that allows space between other groups in attendance. Please do not congregate in groups larger than 5 while inside, and maintain physical distancing of 6 feet from others not in your group. Also in line with Cathedral rules, we will be requiring that patrons attending NIN sign a waiver which alerts them to the inherent COVID-19-related dangers of attending an indoor event, and absolves Christ Church Cathedral and Hartford Opera Theater from responsibility should they contract the virus.
We look forward to hosting you at this celebrated annual event, and we celebrate the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership with Christ Church Cathedral as we continue to bring new, relevant, quality, accessible opera to Hartford.