The Opera-Composer Collaborative Project, or OperaComp, is a collective of theater artists and musicians dedicated to giving voice to the future of the American opera theater, today. This interdisciplinary laboratory for developing brand new opera combines the forces of composers, playwrights, directors, singers, actors, instrumentalists, and designers under one roof. Here we cultivate a unique, collaborative process of devising new work together from page to stage. OperaComp provides a home for artists and audiences of a new generation to share the complex, diverse human stories of our time, challenging age-old stereotypes about the art form.
Our inaugural season launches in the spring of 2017 with a semester-long residency in New York City featuring students and alumni from The Juilliard School, NYU, and Columbia University, which will culminate in a performance of six world premiere opera scenes crafted by six unique collaborative teams. There will be two performances, one in the afternoon and one in the evening.