Ariana Kim, violin
Miho Saegusa, violin
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Karen Ouzounian, cello
Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto
Satoshi Takeishi, percussion
Kaoru Watanabe, Japanese flutes/percussion/taiko
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Andrea Theodore, Production Manager, Education
American Lyric Theater (ALT) was founded in 2005 by Lawrence Edelson to build a new body of operatic repertoire by nurturing composers and librettists, providing an incubator for their collaborations, and contributing new works to the national canon. Many opera companies commission and perform new works; but ALT is the only company in the United States that offers extensive, full-time mentorship for emerging operatic writers. While the traditional company model focuses on producing a season, ALT’s focus is on serving the needs of composers and librettists, developing new works, and collaborating with producing companies to help usher those works into the repertoire. Works by ALT alumni have been produced by diverse companies across the country, including Houston Grand Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Fort Worth Opera, Utah Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Saratoga, Prototype Festival, and The Industry LA. In 2012, ALT was the first company dedicated to artist mentorship rather than operatic production to be recognized by OPERA America as a Professional Company Member – a testament to ALT’s service to the field. For more information about the Composer Librettist Development Program, Resident Artists, works by CLDP alumni, and upcoming public events at ALT, please visit www.altnyc.org
Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director
David Rubeo, Executive Director
Cori Ellison, Dramaturg
The commissioning of Michi Wiancko for Murasaki’s Moon received funding from OPERA America’s Female Composers Grant program, supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
This production is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Murasaki’s Moon is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Additional production support generously provided by
Jacqui and Grant Smith
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