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With the chamber orchestra onstage (and becoming part of the action in a hilarious scene), under the baton of Jonathan Khuner, attention is divided between singers and instrumentalists, but Shearer’s music is such that even if the orchestra were... Read More | Share it now!


Your contributions to the production of Middlemarch in Spring are needed. Can you help? Please send a check payable to Composers, Inc. with the memo “opera.”  Mail to: Composers, Inc.                                    ... Read More | Share it now!

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Allen Shearer writes about his process in this article in the newsletter of NATS, Bay Area Chapter. Allen and Claudia have created four previous operatic works: Blue Lias, for Claudia’s solo performance (Cleveland, Houston, Omaha, Los Angeles,... Read More | Share it now!

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Notes from the Workshop The collaboration between composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens on an adaptation of Middlemarch began when Claudia, while soaking in the bathtub, thought up a humorous scene involving the two sisters Dorothea and... Read More | Share it now!


Composer Allen Shearer received the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, the Charles Ives Award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, four residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the first-ever residency at... Read More | Share it now!


Headline:  Rediscovering an English Enchantment April 1, 2015 (from the review by Adam Broner in Piedmont Post and on line in “Repeat Performances”) “Last Friday night, March 20, San Francisco’s Z Space was transformed into an... Read More | Share it now!