The Electronic Ordo Virtutum was developed in a workshop at American Opera Projects. Lincoln Center Festival 98 is made possible in part with public funds from The Council of the City of New York, New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
American Opera Projects, Inc. (Grethe Barrett Holby, founder/artistic director, Charles Jarden, managing director) is committed to the creation, development, and presentation of new American opera and music theater. Founded in 1988, AOP provides a stable environment and artistic resources where established and emerging creators can develop their works. Projects are guided from conception and are further developed by AOP and other producing organizations. AOP's first commission in its Family Opera Initiative program was Flurry Tale by Rusty Magee and Billy Aronson, followed by The Green Knight by Richard Peaslee and Ken Cavander, and Animal Tales, with libretto by George Plimpton. Cigarettes and Chocolate, a play with music by Anthony Minghella (The English Patient), was presented in New York at the Orensanz Center last summer before touring Berlin and Vienna. Also under development is an opera by composer Ken Valitsky and the late author Kathy Acker, Requiem. AOP's commission, Patience & Sarah, a chamber opera by Paula Kimper and Wende Persons, had its world premiere as well at Lincoln Center Festival 98.
American Opera Projects Contributors who have helped to make these performances
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Greenberg
Mr. & Mrs. William Michaelcheck
Dr. and Mrs. T. Berry Brazelton
Richard and Joan Firestone
F.I.R.M. Solutions, Inc.
Matthew and Theresa Fortgang
Jerome and Sandra Garszva
Sherman and Miriam Jaffe
Martin and Esther Kaplinsky
Pauline B. Sutcliff
Arnold and Adair Weiss
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Zorn.