David T. Little
Composer

Biography

David T. Little is “one of the most imaginative young composers” on the scene (The New Yorker), with “a knack for overturning musical conventions” (The New York Times). His operas Dog Days, JFK, and Vinkensport (librettos by Royce Vavrek), and Soldier Songs have been widely acclaimed, “prov[ing] beyond any doubt that opera has both a relevant present and a bright future” (The New York Times). Little’s music has been presented by the LA Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, LA Opera, Park Avenue Armory, Lincoln Center Festival, Kennedy Center, Holland Festival, and Opéra de Montréal, with upcoming engagements at Miller Theatre, Staatstheater Augsburg, and Saarländische Staatstheater. Little is currently composing a new opera with Royce Vavrek, commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera / Lincoln Center Theater new works program, and the music-theatre work Artaud in the Black Lodge with poet Anne Waldman (Beth Morrison Projects). He is published by Boosey & Hawkes.


OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2017
New Works Sampler 2016
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2015
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2014
New Works Forum Showcase 2014


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Chicago Opera TheaterSoldier Songs5/14/2020 - 5/17/2020
Alamo City OperaSoldier Songs6/1/2019 - 6/2/2019
Austin OperaSoldier Songs4/5/2019 - 4/6/2019
Beth Morrison ProjectsSoldier Songs4/5/2019 - 10/13/2018
Los Angeles OperaSoldier Songs10/13/2018 - 10/13/2018
Opera SaratogaVinkensport, or The Finch Opera6/30/2018 - 7/14/2018
Fargo-Moorhead OperaSoldier Songs4/6/2018 - 4/8/2018
Beth Morrison ProjectsSoldier Songs4/6/2018 - 4/8/2018
Opéra de MontréalJFK1/27/2018 - 2/3/2018
Des Moines Metro OperaSoldier Songs1/27/2017 - 1/29/2017
San Diego Opera AssociationSoldier Songs11/11/2016 - 11/13/2016
Fort Worth OperaJFK4/23/2016 - 5/7/2016
Atlanta OperaSoldier Songs11/11/2015 - 11/15/2015
Los Angeles OperaDog Days6/11/2015 - 6/15/2014
Fort Worth OperaDog Days4/24/2015 - 5/5/2015


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