Hartford Opera Theater is announcing a call for scores for its eighth annual New in November, new opera works workshop and festival. *NEW THIS YEAR* - The festival will take place Saturday, November 18, 2017 and up to 6 new opera selections will receive a staged workshop performance.
Composers are invited to submit up to two extracted opera scenes from a larger work, or one complete work of up to 20 minutes that includes the following:
• The scene must be composed for no more than a maximum of 5 singers (scenes written to include parts for mezzo-soprano or soprano are highly encouraged)
• The complete work or combined extracted scenes should be no longer than 20 minutes
• Must be written in the English-language
• Must be written for piano accompaniment or supplied piano reduction
All composers chosen to participate in the New in November workshops and festival will receive a staged performance with piano accompaniment. Works will be staged with minimal props and costumes. Composers and librettists are strongly encouraged to attend the festival weekend and performance to participate in the rehearsal process as part of the festival. Composers will be invited to attend workshop discussions and give presentations about their music as part of the festival activities. Composers will receive a DVD and professional photos of their performed scenes. There is no remuneration for composers or librettists if their works are selected. Transportation is not provided to the company’s rehearsal or performance spaces. Hartford Opera Theater is unable to provide housing or travel compensation at this time.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017