Jerre Dye
Librettist

Biography
Jerre Dye is a Chicago-based playwright, opera librettist, director and actor. He is the recipient of the Bryan Family Foundation Award for Drama from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. His plays include Distance, Cicada, Short/Stories, Threads, The New Adventures of Hansel and Gretel, Wild Swans, Sid and the Magic Box and an adaptation of Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale with IRIS Orchestra. His opera librettos include: Ghosts of Crosstown of Opera Memphis (featured at the OPERA America’s annual conference as part of the new works sampler in 2014 and 2015); Parksville Horror, a filmed, episodic, virtual reality opera for Opera on Tap in New York City; The Falling and Rising for the U.S. Army band and chorus; Chautauqua Stories for Chautauqua Opera, By/In for Opera Memphis; Taking Up Serpents for Washington National Opera; and upcoming commissions for both Opera Philadelphia and the Napa Valley Arts festival.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
New Works Sampler 2015
New Works Sampler 2014
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2013


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
San Diego Opera AssociationThe Falling and the Rising5/8/2020 - 5/10/2020
Seattle OperaThe Falling and the Rising11/15/2019 - 11/24/2019
Opera MemphisThe Falling and the Rising4/6/2019 - 4/13/2019


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