Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Premiere Date Confirmed!

Hi! It's been a while, but the good news is that my complete preoccupation with composing and preparing the score is what has prevented me from keeping this blog updated. I got back to the U.S. in August with most of the opera completed, but I quickly learned that there was (and is!) still much work to be done.

But now let's get to the really great news to which the title of this post refers: a premiere performance of Julius has been scheduled for March 23, 2010 in Vilnius! The opera will be the opening work of the third annual NOA (Naujosios Operos Akcija) Festival, which runs March 23-28 and is devoted entirely to new opera. I just sent the conductor and festival director the piano/vocal score, and soon I'll know who the soloists will be.

From now until March, I'll be working on the full score for Julius and doing what I can to promote and build support for the premiere performance. In fact, if anyone reading would like to help make the premiere as memorable as possible through a contribution, please don't hesitate to contact me at JuliusTheOpera@gmail.com.

Stay tuned for future posts about the soloists and performers, the conductor, the festival and its organizers, the performance venue, and the production itself. And if this is your first visit to this blog, don't forget to read my previous posts to learn more details about the creation of the opera and share in all the fun and interesting experiences I've had over the past year or so since the project's beginning.

This is an incredibly exciting time for me and everyone involved, and I hope you'll follow along over the next few months as we bring this work to life!