It has been almost a year since the world premiere of the Kootenay’s new opera, KHAOS. We were extremely gratified by the tremendous support and enthusiastic response KHAOS received at that time and we hoped that meant there was a future for the new work beyond our efforts here in the Kootenays.
Since last spring we have been working to bring the work to the attention of the wider operatic world with a view to having it mounted by other opera companies.
This month our efforts have finally been rewarded – and in a very big way.
#1. KHAOS will be one of only four new operas selected by New York based, OPERA America (the umbrella organization of North American opera companies and opera professionals), to be showcased at the NEW WORKS SAMPLER event of their annual Opera Conference – this year taking place in Vancouver, BC from May 7 to 11. This conference is without doubt the best opportunity any new opera could hope to have for making itself known to the people best placed to consider mounting it by their own opera companies.
#2. The Boston Metro Opera advised us a few days later that KHAOS had been selected by their “2013 International Composers Competition” to receive a “Directors Choice Award.” Their website indicates that operas given this award will be performed by the Boston Metro Opera as part of the regular operatic season.
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