Blind Injustice

February 16, 2024 at 7:30PM
February 18, 2024 at 3:00PM

Composed by Montclair State University College of the Arts faculty member, Scott Davenport Richards, Blind Injustice explores the true stories of six people who were tried, unjustly convicted, imprisoned, and who ultimately freed themselves with the help of the Ohio Innocence Project. “A powerful piece of music theater.” — The Wall Street Journal

The Grapes of Wrath

By Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie

April 17, 2024 at 7:30PM | Carnegie Hall

Experience a powerful operatic adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic novel “The Grapes of Wrath,” featuring music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by Michael Korie.


October 25, 2022 at 8:00PM | Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

Our intimate and lyrical English-language production of CARMEN is back! Originally scheduled for March 2020, director Sammi Cannold helms a new cast including Ginger Costa-Jackson as Carmen, Mikaela Bennett as Micaëla, and John Brancy as Escamillo. Sung in its original Opéra Comique version, with dialogue rather than recitative, our production marks the NY Premiere of this dramatic translation – written by Broadway legend Sheldon Harnick

The Halloween Tree

By THEO POPOV and Libretto by TONY ASARO

February 23, 2020 at 7:00PM | Alvin Ailey Theater

The Halloween Tree is a new opera, commissioned by American Lyric Theater in partnership with the Bradbury estate, with music by Theo Popov and libretto by Tony Asaro. Led by a mysterious guide, a group of children undertake an unforgettable journey to find their friend Pipkin, who has disappeared on Halloween night.

The Grapes of Wrath

By Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie

March 22, 2010 at 8:00PM | Carnegie Hall

Originally commissioned and produced by the Minnesota Opera and called “The great American opera” by Musical America, Gordon and Korie’s new work melds popular musical styles of the ‘20s and ‘30s with the classic drama of grand opera, all to a heart-wrenching yet uplifting effect.  The composer (Gordon) and librettist (Korie) have crafted a special concert version of their original opera with narration written especially for this presentation.