Laura Kaminsky
Composer

Biography
Laura Kaminsky, “one of the top 35 female composers in classical music” (The Washington Post), frequently addresses issues including sustainability, war, and human rights in her work. “Full of fire as well as ice, (she writes) in an idiom that contrasts dissonance and violence with tonal beauty and meditative reflection. It is strong stuff.” (American Record Guide) With co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed she has created the most widely-produced contemporary opera in the U.S., As One (2014), Some Light Emerges(Houston Grand Opera 2017), and the forthcoming Today It Rains(Opera Parallèle/American Opera Projects 2019). Upcoming: a Piano Quintet for Ursula Oppens and the Cassatt String Quartet; and with Reed, Postville, inspired by the unprecedented and devastating immigration raid there in 2008, for a consortium led by Santa Fe and San Francisco Operas. She is head of composition at the Conservatory of Music/SUNY Purchase.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2017
New Works Sampler 2016
Opera Grants for Female Composers: Commissioning Grants2016
New Works Sampler 2015
Opera Grants for Female Composers: Discovery Grants2014


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Arizona State University School of Music - Music Theatre and OperaHometown to the World2/9/2020 - 2/9/2020
Opera ColumbusAs One11/8/2019 - 11/10/2019
Pensacola OperaAs One11/1/2019 - 11/3/2019
The American Opera ProjectAs One5/30/2019 - 6/6/2019
Eugene OperaAs One5/17/2019 - 5/19/2019
Opera IdahoAs One5/9/2019 - 5/11/2019
Opera Parallèle (Opera Parallele)Today It Rains3/28/2019 - 3/31/2019
Portland OperaAs One3/22/2019 - 3/30/2019
Alamo City OperaAs One1/19/2019 - 1/20/2019
Chautauqua OperaAs One8/7/2018 - 8/7/2018
Cincinnati OperaAs One7/25/2018 - 7/30/2018
Opera on the AvalonAs One5/24/2018 - 5/24/2018
Anchorage OperaAs One2/9/2018 - 2/11/2018
Lyric Opera of Kansas CityAs One1/27/2018 - 1/28/2018
Boston Opera CollaborativeAs One1/25/2018 - 1/28/2018
Hawaii Opera TheatreAs One1/11/2018 - 1/16/2018
Des Moines Metro OperaAs One11/17/2017 - 11/19/2017
San Diego Opera AssociationAs One11/10/2017 - 11/12/2017
New Orleans Opera AssociationAs One6/2/2017 - 6/4/2017
Long Beach OperaAs One5/13/2017 - 5/21/2017
Opera ColoradoAs One3/2/2017 - 3/4/2017
Pittsburgh OperaAs One2/18/2017 - 2/26/2017
Seattle OperaAs One11/11/2016 - 11/19/2016
UrbanAriasAs One10/3/2015 - 10/10/2015
West Edge OperaAs One7/26/2015 - 8/8/2015
The American Opera ProjectAs One9/5/2014 - 9/9/2014


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