EMMA O'HALLORAN & MICHAEL LANCI
JESSIE DOWNS, NOAH KAPLAN, MOLLY JOYCE, MICHAEL LANCI, MATT MCBANE, EMMA O’HALLORAN, GEMMA PEACOCKE, MATTHEW RECIO, DANIEL SABZGHABAEI, & LEAHA MARIA VILLARREA
Discover the most exciting new voices in opera and music-theatre. First launched in 2017-18, the BMP: Next Gen program was established to help BMP stay connected to a new generation of composers, singers and artists just coming out of school. Aspiring composers from coast to coast are invited to submit vocal works up to ten minutes in length. BMP Creative Producer Beth Morrison and Executive Director Jecca Barry select ten first-round finalists from these applicants and then produce an evening of new music out of these submissions. Two composers are then chosen by a panel of invited professionals in the field for a second-round competition, returning the following year to each showcase a new and original 30-minute work. Ultimately, one of these two finalists will receive a commission for an evening-length work, including the development and World Premiere production of their project.
BMP: Next Gen, Round 2 is funded in part by an OPERA America Innovation Grant, Justus & Elizabeth Schlichting, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation as well as by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.