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About

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) is one of the foremost creators and producers of new opera-theatre and music theatre, with a fierce commitment to leading the industry into the future, cultivating a new generation of talent, and telling the stories of our time.

Founded by “contemporary opera mastermind” (LA Times) Beth Morrison, who was honored as one of Musical America’s Artists of the Year/Agents of Change in 2020, BMP has grown into “a driving force behind America’s thriving opera scene” (Financial Times), with Opera News declaring that the company, “more than any other… has helped propel the art form into the twenty-first century.”

Operating across the US and internationally, with offices in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, BMP’s unique model offers living composers the support, guidance, and freedom to experiment, allowing them to create singularly innovative and impactful projects. Since forming in 2006, the company has commissioned, developed, produced and toured over 50 works in 14 countries around the world, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning chamber operas Angel’s Bone and p r i s m.

In 2013, BMP co-founded the PROTOTYPE Festival with HERE Arts Center, which has been called “utterly essential” (The New York Times), “indispensable” (The New Yorker), and “one of the world’s top festivals of contemporary opera and theater” (Associated Press).

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Press Quotes

"More than any other figure in the opera industry, Beth Morrison has helped propel the art form into the twenty-first century."

"Contemporary opera mastermind..."

Los Angeles Times

“Vibrantly theatrical, genre-blurring, unusual in its techniques, eclectic in its musical style, and politically charged.”

The New York Times

"Beth Morrison is her own genre."

Opera News

"Ms. Morrison may be immortalized one day as a 21st-century Diaghilev, known for her ability to assemble memorable collaborations among artists."

The Wall Street Journal

“Opera has been getting a new lease on life as of late thanks to the ingenious and intrepid producer Beth Morrison.”

WQXR

"Beth Morrison… has established herself as a true leader in producing and presenting contemporary music, with a new model that she basically created herself. She wanted to breathe new life into the art form and the artists who create it."

The Huffington Post

“...responsible for a sizable portion of the strongest new opera mounted in the twenty-first century...”

The New Yorker

"Beth Morrison Projects changed the face of opera in America by supporting, curating, and producing the work of a whole new generation of composers, librettists, and creators"

The Wall Street Journal

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JUNE AT BMP

01.06.2022

Discover the next generation of composers with BMP: Next Gen

Responsible for “changing the face of opera” (The Wall Street Journal), BMP: NEXT GEN returns for the final round of its second cycle, as Beth Morrison Projects’ leaders set out to discover the next generation of boundary-pushing composers. Tickets on sale now from $39!
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31.05.2022

Support BMP by June 30

Programming like BMP: Next Gen is central to our mission as it allows us to identify emerging and established composers who experiment, innovate, and take artistic risks to evolve opera-theatre and music-theatre into the future. Please support BMP on our mission to identify and cultivate the most thrilling composers of vocal-theater writing today.
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Current Season