In the Outstanding New Musical/Opera category, the following operas have been nominated:
- Sanctuary Song: Abigail Richardson, composer and Marjorie Chan, librettist
- The Perfect Screw: Alexis Diamond, librettist and Abigail Richardson, composer
- The Virgin Charlie: Taylor Graham, librettist and William Rowson, composer
- My Mother's Ring: Marcia Johnson, librettist and Stephen Andrew Taylor, composer
In addition, Wayne Strongman was nominated for Outstanding Musical Direction in Opera To Go, and Sanctuary Song (co-produced by Tapestry and Theatre Direct in collaboration with Luminato) was nominated in the Outstanding Opera Production category.
Congratulations to the creative staff, cast, musicians, and crew that were involved with the creation and performance of these works! I am honored to have coached and performed in Opera To Go as well as in the 2007 workshop of Sanctuary Song that led to the work's Dora-nominated production.
Visit the Dora Awards site for a complete list of 2009 Dora nominees.