Through the Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP), Resident Artists have the opportunity to develop short one-act chamber operas for three to five singers under the mentorship of master teacher Mark Adamo. To date, the program has provided intensive, personalized mentorship to 30 gifted emerging artists who have developed 15 short chamber operas during their first year in the program. While this project is considered a core component of the CLDP curriculum and is intended to develop skills in both composers and librettists, many of these first year projects have been incredibly successful, and have gone one to be produced at opera companies and conservatories around the country – ranging from Tulsa Opera to the San Francisco Conservatory.

These wonderful short operas were all written with piano accompaniment, and are ideal for a wide variety of venues. Some of these operas have been orchestrated for chamber ensembles or chamber orchestra since being workshopped at ALT. We invite you to browse through these wonderful short new works, and to consider producing them!

ADAM AND EVE (Patrick Soluri/Quincy Long) – Link Coming Soon!

ALL WOUNDS BLEED (Christopher Cerrone/Tony Asaro)

ANOTHER SKY (Jeremy Howard Beck/Stephanie Fleishmann)

CYCLE (Clint Borzoni/Tony Asaro)

ENCHANTRESS (Kamala Sankaram/Rob Handel- Link Coming Soon!

THE HUNGER ART (Jeff Myers/Royce Vavrek) – Link Coming Soon!

NORA AT THE ALTAR RAIL (Jay Anthony Gach/Royce Vavrek) – Link Coming Soon!

ONCE UPON THE WIND (Theo Popov/Kate Light)

ON THE ORIGIN (Justine F. Chen/Rochelle Bright)

THE PRICE OF SILENCE (Jeffrey Dennis Smith/Magda Bogin)

SEED: A POST-APOCALOPERA (Gerald Cohen/David Simpatico)


For more information about any of the operas developed at ALT, please click HERE.

ALT Faculty Mentor, Composer Anthony Davis, with Resident Artist Composers Justine Chen and Christopher Cerrone.