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Summary:Call for opera scenes
Deadline: 15 September 2019
Date Posted: 25 July 2019
Details: New Opera West is currently accepting composer submissions for NOW’s upcoming November 17th, 2019 “pop-up” opera performance in Los Angeles.

• Open to all composers regardless of age or nationality.
• Opera scenes of about 5-10 minutes in length.
• The scene may be on any topic.
• Text must be in English.
• Scenes may be excerpted from a longer piece, but they must stand on their own with a complete, coherent dramatic arc.
• 2-3 characters of standard voice type (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone) in any combination. It is best if each character is a distinct voice type, but it’s not required.
• Piano accompaniment.
• Any staging requirements should be minimal. There will be no set, and props should be limited to easily acquired items.
• Selected composers will have their scene performed by professional singers on the November 17 performance in Los Angeles with the possibility of further performances throughout the LA area.

• There is no application fee.
• Score should be in PDF format. Ideally, scores should be notated in Finale, Sibelius, or a similar computer notation program.
• If possible, include an mp3 audio recording (MIDI realization acceptable).
• Deadline is September 15, 2019.
• Selected composers will be notified in early October.
• Unfortunately, NOW cannot provide housing or travel costs.
• PDF scores and audio files should be sent to: with “[LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]: NOW November Pop-up” in the subject line.
o Example: SMITH, EMMA: NOW November Pop-up
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