National Opera Center

Todays Date: 10/18/19
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The Long Walk  | Open: 02/06/13 Close: 02/06/13
American Lyric Theater’s popular series of public libretto readings, The Living Libretto, continues this season at the new National Opera Center. These events are the culminating readings of extensive libretto workshops conducted for the new operas currently being written by ALT resident artists, featuring guest actors from Broadway and off-Broadway. Each reading includes a reception with the featured artists, and is followed by a discussion with the artists moderated by American Lyric Theater's Producing Artistic Director, Lawrence Edelson.THE LONG WALK - Libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann; Music by Jeremy Howard BeckBased on the Book THE LONG WALK: A STORY OF WAR AND THE LIFE THAT FOLLOWS by Brian CastnerTHE LONG WALK is based on Brian Castner’s critically acclaimed book of the same name, which describes a soldier’s return from Iraq where he served as an officer in an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit and his battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as he tries to reintegrate himself back into his family life upon his return from the war. Journalist Christopher Hayes writes, “We have a society that on the one hand has become comfortable with war and on the other hand wants to distance itself from it as much as possible, to outsource it to contractors, to robots and to the 2.3 million volunteer men and women who have been asked to serve for longer durations than at any time in recent history.” With the exception of September 11 and the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, none of the major military conflicts of the last hundred years have taken place on American soil. These days, war is “out there,” long ago and far away, performed by and inflicted on other people. We are unprecedentedly insulated from it, and the ever-increasing hardship and losses are borne by fewer and fewer volunteers and their families. THE LONG WALK brings it all beautifully and terrifyingly close to home.The $20 ticket includes a wine and cheese reception with the artists and Brian Castner, which begins at 7:00 PM. The reading will begin at 7:30 PM.Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold on the day of the event.The National Opera Center is located at 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor (between 28th and 29th).


Contemporary Opera"

Opera.Contemporary Opera

The Turing Project  | Open: 01/21/13 Close: 01/21/13
American Lyric Theater’s popular series of public libretto readings, The Living Libretto, continues this season at the new National Opera Center. These events are the culminating readings of extensive libretto workshops conducted for the new operas currently being written by ALT resident artists, featuring guest actors from Broadway and off-Broadway. Each reading includes a reception with the featured artists, and is followed by a discussion with the artists moderated by American Lyric Theater's Producing Artistic Director, Lawrence Edelson.THE TURING PROJECT - Libretto by David Simpatico; Music by Justine F. ChenReading Directed by James GlossmanAn iconoclastic thinker and social misfit born to the Edwardian upper class in 1912, Alan Turing was a simple man of extraordinary abilities. His achievements include creating the first universal computer; breaking the Nazi U-Boat code, which proved crucial to the success of the allied forces in WWII; and creating the field of Artificial Intelligence and the future of digital, binary reality. Yet, despite the many benefits Turing’s ideas bestowed upon humanity, the British government charged him with Gross Indecency for the crime of being homosexual, and punished him with chemical castration. A year after his sentence was carried out, Turing committed suicide at the age of 41, eating an apple laced with cyanide - according to the official coroner’s report. Many speculate that his apparent suicide was inspired by his life-long love of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. But others don’t think his death was suicide at all. This exciting new opera, commissioned by American Lyric Theater, imagines the man inside the legend, the unique perspective he had on the universe, the public and unashamed view he had of his own homosexuality, and the impact he had upon the future of civilization,The $20 ticket includes a wine and cheese reception with the artists, which begins at 7:00 PM. The reading will begin at 7:30 PM.Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold on the day of the event.The National Opera Center is located at 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor (between 28th and 29th)


Contemporary Opera"

Opera.Contemporary Opera

The Turing Project  | Open: 01/21/13 Close: 01/21/13
American Lyric Theater’s popular series of public libretto readings, The Living Libretto, continues this season at the new National Opera Center. These events are the culminating readings of extensive libretto workshops conducted for the new operas currently being written by ALT resident artists, featuring guest actors from Broadway and off-Broadway. Each reading includes a reception with the featured artists, and is followed by a discussion with the artists moderated by American Lyric Theater's Producing Artistic Director, Lawrence Edelson.THE TURING PROJECT - Libretto by David Simpatico; Music by Justine F. ChenReading Directed by James GlossmanAn iconoclastic thinker and social misfit born to the Edwardian upper class in 1912, Alan Turing was a simple man of extraordinary abilities. His achievements include creating the first universal computer; breaking the Nazi U-Boat code, which proved crucial to the success of the allied forces in WWII; and creating the field of Artificial Intelligence and the future of digital, binary reality. Yet, despite the many benefits Turing’s ideas bestowed upon humanity, the British government charged him with Gross Indecency for the crime of being homosexual, and punished him with chemical castration. A year after his sentence was carried out, Turing committed suicide at the age of 41, eating an apple laced with cyanide - according to the official coroner’s report. Many speculate that his apparent suicide was inspired by his life-long love of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. But others don’t think his death was suicide at all. This exciting new opera, commissioned by American Lyric Theater, imagines the man inside the legend, the unique perspective he had on the universe, the public and unashamed view he had of his own homosexuality, and the impact he had upon the future of civilization,The $20 ticket includes a wine and cheese reception with the artists, which begins at 7:00 PM. The reading will begin at 7:30 PM.Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold on the day of the event.The National Opera Center is located at 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor (between 28th and 29th)


Contemporary Opera"

Opera.Contemporary Opera