On May 4, 2023, the Boston Lyric Opera presents the New England premiere of Michael Abels and co-composer and librettist Rhiannon Giddens opera OMAR. Kaneza Schaal directs and Michael Ellis Ingram conducts the production at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston, MA.
From December 1 – 3, 2022, the San Francisco Symphony performs Michael Abel’s work EMERGE, conducted by Xian Zhang. Concerts take place at Davies Symphony Hall.
On November 13, 2022, the Los Angeles Opera finishes its West Coast-premiere run of Michael Abels and co-composer/librettist Rhiannon Giddens’ acclaimed opera OMAR. Performance begins at 2:00 pm in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
On November 9, 2022, the Los Angeles Opera continues its West Coast premiere-run of composer/librettist Rhiannon Giddens and co-composer Michael Abels’ opera OMAR, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion.
On October 5, 2022, the Los Angeles Opera continues its West-Coast premiere run of composer/librettist Rhiannon Giddens and co-composer Michael Abels’ opera OMAR.
On November 2, 2022; the LA Opera continues to offer the west coast premiere of co-composers Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels opera OMAR, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Welcome back to our short series leading up to the Los Angeles Opera’s West Coast premiere of Michael Abels’ opera Omar, co-composed with Grammy winning-artist and librettist Rhiannon Giddens. The opera tells the story of historical figure Omar Ibn Said, who was an 18th century West African scholar (from modern-day Senegal) who was captured by […]
As we approach the Los Angeles Opera’s West Coast premiere of Michael Abels’ opera Omar, we check-in with Grammy-winner Rhiannon Giddens. Giddens co-composed original music for Omar and also wrote the opera’s English-language libretto. Omar was commissioned by the Spoleto Festival USA (Charleston, SC) and received its premiere in May 2022. The opera is scored […]
On October 22, 2022, the Los Angeles Opera presents Michael Abels’ opera Omar, in its second performances following the opera’s May 2022 premiere which took place at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC. Commissioned by Spoleto Festival USA and Carolina Performing Arts, Omar was co-composed with Grammy-winning musician and librettist Rhiannon Giddens. The two-act […]
On September 23, 2022, soloist Mak Grgić, premieres composer Michael Abels’ Borders, Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, with ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra) in Houston, TX. Mei-Ann Chen guest-conducts. The two-movement, 17-minute concerto was commissioned for Grgić by ROCO and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (Iowa). The concert will be live-streamed, and will receive a […]