Best Of 2017

Best Source of New Opera: Opera Fusion: New Works

Best Source of New Opera

For the past six years, Opera Fusion: New Works — a collaboration between the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and Cincinnati Opera, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — has been a launching pad for new operas through intensive 10-day residencies. Six operas have gone on to world premieres, including last summer’s acclaimed Fellow Travelers. Last November, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and composer Ricky Ian Gordon worked on an operatic version of her play Intimate ApparelCincinnati Opera, cincinnatiopera.org.