CALL FOR SCORES
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org with “[LAST NAME, FIRST NAME]: NOW November Pop-up” in the subject line.
Example: SMITH, EMMA: NOW November Pop-up
Any questions may be submitted to email@example.com.