This application closed on Tuesday March 1, 2022.
The 96-Hour Opera Project, a composition showcase competition in which teams of composers and librettists have four days to write, direct, and stage completely new and compelling 10-minute operas.
All participating teams will travel to Atlanta after preparing their works in advance of the program. Travel, housing, singers, pianists and space will be provided to each composer/librettist team in order to showcase their new mini-operas, based on the stories of Atlanta and greater Georgia. The winning team will split a $10,000 prize and be commissioned to write a chamber opera for a future season at the Atlanta Opera. All other participating artists are guaranteed a $1,000 honorarium.
Designed specifically for composers and librettists from historically underrepresented communities, the competition is only open to those who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, Arab-American, Latin-American or other communities of color.