Creative Careers Episode 24: Beth Morrison, Producer

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How do you take an idea and turn it into an opera and how long will it take?

Today on the show Beth Morrison gives us an overview of producing an opera starting with the original concept to opening night.

Beth Morrison is the founder and creative director of Beth Morrison Projects (BMP), an organization that identifies and supports the work of emerging and established composers and their multi-media collaborators through the commission, development, production and touring of their works, which take the form of music-theatre, opera-theatre, multi-media concert works and new forms waiting to be discovered.

Beth shares three thoughts a young producer should keep in mind, how she started BMP in her bedroom after moving to NYC and knowing no one, and her beliefs about partnerships.

You can learn more about Beth Morrison Projects at www.bethmorrisonprojects.org/

This episode features excerpts from:

“Tell the Way” 
Composed by NICO MUHLY for the BROOKLYN YOUTH CHORUS
Featuring NICO MUHLY | SAM AMIDON | BRYCE DESSENER | BISHI
Presented by St. Ann's Warehouse & the Brooklyn Youth Chorus | Co-produced by BMP

“Anatomy Theater”
music by DAVID LANG | libretto by MARK DION AND DAVID LANG
directed by BOB McGRATH | conducted by CHRISTOPHER ROUNTREE
scenic design by MARK DION | production by RIDGE THEATER
lighting design by CHRIS KUHL | costumes by ALIXA GAGE ENGLUND
video design by BILL MORRISON | projection design by LAURIE OLINDER