The heart and soul of Tapestry’s new work creation programme is the Composer-Librettist Laboratory. After ten successive “Lib-Labs”, this programme has been carefully honed for composers and writers to test, exercise and develop their collaborative writing and composing skills in the music theatre/opera art form. For most composers and writers the artistic process is a solitary one. Tapestry provides development, guidance and financial support through the often lengthy, but ultimately rewarding, new work creation process.
Tapestry considers it to be of vital importance for composers and writers working in the music theatre/opera art form to explore the process of collaboration in a creative, non-competitive environment.
If you're a composer or writer with an interest in the new opera creation process, you might be interested in applying for this unique and groundbreaking program. The deadline for applications is April 25, 2008. Consult the Tapestry website at the address above for information on what to submit and where.
As a repetiteur/coach for the laboratory, every year I look forward to working with the next round of writers and composers who will be moving the craft of opera forward...