An Evening with Missy Mazzoli

About Missy Mazzoli

Recently deemed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” (The New York Times), Missy Mazzoli recently became one of the first two female composers ever commissioned by The Metropolitan Opera: She will write a new work based on the George Saunders novel Lincoln in the Bardo, as well as a chamber piece to be performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Missy’s work has been performed globally by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, pianist Emanuel Ax, Opera Philadelphia, LA Opera, New York City Opera, Chicago Fringe Opera, and many others. Her work includes the critically-acclaimed multimedia chamber opera, Song from the Uproar (2012), the “savage, heartbreaking and thoroughly original” (The Wall Street Journal) opera Breaking the Waves (2016), and her newest opera, Proving Up, based on a short story by Swamplandia author Karen Russell, which premiered in 2018 at Washington National Opera.

About Abigail Fischer

Praised by The Los Angeles Times as “one of the rising stars of new music,” mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer has made a career soloing with ensembles such as the Kansas City Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Mercury Orchestra Houston, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Among her most notable roles have been her performance in Missy Mazzoli’s one-woman opera Song from the Uproar (which was created for her) and the world premiere of composer Du Yun’s Angel’s Bone, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

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