The co-founder of the PROTOTYPE Festival on the collaborative model staging unique operas by bold young talent.
The list of creators with whom Morrison has worked speaks to the sureness of her instinct. Composers with proven track records have burnished their reputations with works produced by Beth Morrison Projects. More importantly, a new generation of operatic creators has flourished under her watch.
More than any other figure in the opera industry, Beth Morrison has helped propel the art form into the twenty-first century.
Morrison hopes the progress at these risk-taking opera houses might convince the fairly conservative opera industry to take more chances.
Beth Morrison is determined to make opera as popular in the 21st century as it was in the 19th, when the form was led by visionaries like Verdi, Wagner and Puccini. This modern impressaria has been commissioning new works from some of the hottest young composers for a decade.