This week on Cued Up on Q2: New York City Opera's VOX 2010. On April 30 and May 1, 2010, New York City Opera premiered ten diverse and experimental pieces that push the boundaries of American opera, from composers ranging from Michael Gordon to Dafnis Prieto, Du Yun to David T. Little. Q2 presents an exclusive webcast of some of these genre-stretching and game-changing works and is also happy to offer for a limited time high-quality streaming audio of each opera.
New York City Opera’s VOX is an exciting opera lab that offers American composers and librettists the opportunity to hear their new works with a full orchestra and excellent artists. Every year, VOX presents previously un-produced works from both emerging and established composers.
For the last half century, New York City Opera has been a leader in the development of American opera. City Opera has an unmatched repertory of American works including those of more than 50 American composers and has shaped an American aesthetic for opera through the world premieres of more than 25 American operas. To date, the festival has presented excerpts from over 100 new operas with more than 40 going on to full productions.