Operas [in PLACE]

A Virtual festival of micro operas for our time - December ’21

Produced by Baldwin Wallace Voice Performance in collaboration with

Cleveland Opera Theater and On Site Opera (NYC)

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The Micro Operas:

600 Square Feet

Nkeiru Okoye, composer

David Cote, libretto

For Life

Dawn Sonntag, composer

Kermit Cole, libretto

Pandora Jones

Libby Larsen, composer

Eleanor Wilner, text

Family Adventures

Josh Schmidt, composer

Royce Vavrek, libretto  

Men I'm Not Married To   

Lisa DeSpain, composer  

Rachel J. Peters, libretto 

(Based on the satirical work by Dorothy Parker of the same name)  

Cinderella 99

Jake Heggie, composer

Gene  Scheer, libretto  

Virtually Dead 

Kamala Sankaram, composer      

Jerre Dye, libretto    



Griffin Candey, composer     

Caroline V. McGraw, libretto

[The Stream]

Michi Wiancko, composer

Sarah Labrie, libretto

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What is the project?


For our 2021 {NOW} Festival, we have teamed up with Baldwin Wallace University and Onsite Opera to produce 9 NEW commissioned Micro Operas (average10-15 min. duration) composed with special attention to the rehearsal and performance parameters of social distance to protect artists and written specifically for Baldwin Wallace Voice Performance Students and produced ONLINE by an award-winning design and production team. 


​​​Composers and librettists include internationally-recognized artists who receive commissions from the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Washington National Opera, and other top companies around the world.


Postponed until
January 2022