28 March 2012, Article
New opera
Nancy Van de Vate’s new opera, Hamlet , based on the play by William Shakespeare, has just been released on a three-CD album, VMM 4008, from Vienna Modern Masters.   In five acts, the opera features a distinguished international cast, with three soloists from the US, three from Vienna, one from South Africa, one from Greece, and one from Colombia.   The excellent Moravian Philharmonic and Zerotin Academic Choir from Olomouc, Czech Republic are also heard on this new recording, conducted by ...
24 February 2011, Article
Where Are They?
Why is it easier for a woman to become an astronaut and fly into outer space than to get an opera performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, or for that matter, almost any other major opera house in the world? A lot of very fine operas have been and are being composed by women, but no one hears them.  Today's world of opera composers is truly a Boys' Club. Should women composers wait longer?  What for?  The first Italian opera performed at the court of Empress Maria ...
11 February 2011, News
Composer of the Month
  The Pytheas Contemporary Music Center is featuring Nancy Van de Vate in February 2011 as  Composer of the Month.  For the complete citation and related material, go to:   http://www.pytheasmusic.org/van_de_vate.html   Austrian National Radio will broadcast her music in early March in honor of International Women's Day. In that same context it will also be heard in concert at the Australian Embassy in Vienna, at IES Abroad Vienna, and in ...
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