The Fellowship

Application Instructions

Application instructions for the next round are coming soon.

Current Fellow

Zachary Wadsworth: Zach’s initial residency is with Center City Opera (Philadelphia), working with Michael Ching on the premiere of his new opera Slaying The Dragon. Zach will then spend August at Santa Fe Opera, where he will participate hands-on in preparatory readings of Theodore Morrison’s Oscar, scheduled to premiere in 2013. Next Fall, Zach will spend a month at the Met, for the mounting of Thomas Adès’ The Tempest. While at the Met, Zach will be working with Paul Cremo, the Met’s dramaturg and director of the Met’s opera commissioning program. Zach will attend rehearsals and performance of the Seattle Opera's RING CYCLE in summer 2013.

Previous Fellows

Alexandra Vrebalov - 2004-2005 Fellow: Composer Aleksandra Vrebalov’s first full length opera, MILEVA, has been performed in Novi Sad, Belgrade, Armel Opera Festival in Szeged/Hungary and the National Theater in Zagreb Croatia. It was commissioned and premiered by the Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad and is about Albert Einstein’s first wife, Mileva Maric Einstein. Aleksandra has had a long and fruitful collaboration with the Kronos Quartet.

Gabriel Gould - 2006-2007 Fellow: Composer Gabriel Gould was partnered with conductor Stewart Robertson. He was in residence for three premieres, including The Greater Good (Steven Hartke, Glimmerglass), Wakonda’s Dream (Anthony Davis, Opera Omaha) and Anna Karenina (David Carlson, Florida Grand Opera). In addition to his work with Maestro Robertson, Gabriel composed a setting of children’s poems related to the theme of Wakonda’s Dream that was part of Opera Omaha’s educational programming in connection with Anthony Davis’s opera. Following on that success, Gabriel attended the 2007 National Conventon of Opera America (held in Miami and featuring the premiere of Anna Karenina) where his composition was also performed at the Convention as part of the New Works Forum. As a final note to what was a very successful year, both for Gabriel and for the Moore Fellowship as well, Gabriel received a commission from the Episcopal Bishop of Omaha for a new work, and also began orchestrating one of his previous vocal works to be included on a CD conducted by Maestro Robertson.

Eli Marshall - 2008-2009 Fellow (Link Forthcoming): Eli Marshall began his residency at Lyric Opera of Chicago in August, observing the technical rehearsals and season launch of Massenet’s Manon, starring Natalie Dessay and Jonas Kaufman. In October, Eli was at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, observing the rehearsals and opening night of John Adams’ Dr. Atomic. At the Met, Eli reported to Paul Cremo, the Met’s dramaturg, and also renewed contact with his former Curtis Institute classmate Meredith Arwady, who had been in the Young Artist program in Chicago and was now singing in Dr. Atomic. At the end of October, Eli returned to Chicago where he continued to attend rehearsals and performances and to make plans for his Spring residency with Stewart Robertson at Florida Grand Opera. He was also in residence at the Metropolitan Opera.

Dan Visconti - 2010-2011 Fellow: Dan’s Fellowship began with a residency at Seattle Opera for the world premiere of Board member Daron Hagen’s Amelia, and where he was mentored by Daron, to whom Mr. Stepleton and the entire board expressed gratitude and appreciation. Dan’s later residencies included Opera Theater of St. Louis (for The Golden Ticket), New York City Opera (for Bernstein’s A Quiet Place) and the Metropolitan Opera (for John Adams’ Nixon in China.) Mr. Stepleton also reported that as a result of his Moore Fellowship, Dan was asked to do a proposal for a children’s opera by OTSL and that Linda Brovsky, a member of the Fellowship selection committee, who has worked at OTSL, was helping him put it together. Dan was recently selected as one of the winners of the prestigious Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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