06 September 2015, News
World premiere of new opera, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The European premiere of the new opera in five acts, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark , took place on May 30, 2015 in the Theatre Vinohrady, Prague, Czech Republic, before a full house and extremely enthusiastic public.  Conducted by Piotr Vronsky, the Prague performance featured American singers and the Moravian Philharmonic of Olomouc.  The US premiere took place on April 18, 2015 in the Gertrude Ford Center of the University of Mississippi.  Both performances were produced by the well-known ...
25 Dezember 2014, News
New Reference Work
A new book, "The Theatrical Vocal Music of Nancy Van de Vate: Volume I 1958-2000" has just been released and is available online in print or as an ebook.  Written by Dr. Michelle Vought, Professor of Voice at Illinois State University, it analyzes from a performer's perspective four of Van de Vate's works.  This includes two operas, "In the Shadow of the Glen" and "Nemo: Jenseits von Vulkania" and two shorter pieces, "A Night in the Royal Ontario Museum" and "Cocaine Lil." 
25 Dezember 2014, News
Opera Premiere
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War 1   Metro Chamber Orchestra Philip Nuzzo -Artistic Director proudly announces the American Premiere of Nancy Van de Vate's opera All Quiet on the Western Front based on the Erich Remarque novel   Saturday May 24th, 2014 8 PM Roulette Theater, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn     Philip C. Nuzzo Artistic Director Metro Chamber Orchestra New York City ...
13 August 2014, News
amplify: series of Austrian composers
Meaghan Burke playing a piece for solo cello from Nancy Van de Vate
02 August 2013, Artikel
Orchestral premieres and the NEA
The Summer 2013 edition of Symphony , the official magazine of the League of American Orchestras, brings us the (surprising?) news that nothing new is happening for women composers in the world of orchestral music.   Page 21, “A Continent’s Worth of Premieres: Looking Towards the 2013-2013 Season” is quite beautiful and is devoted to “World and Territorial Premieres in North America.” The orchestras featured are the Boston, Baltimore, Toronto, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Seattle ...
11 August 2012, Artikel
The Other "One Percent"
Quite a bit of current political discussion, especially in the United States, refers to "The One Percent"-- that group of people who earn the most money. However, both in the US and the European Union there is another "one percent." Women composers, whether of popular or serious music, receive one percent of all broadcast time in the European Union.. Little more than a generation ago recorded music by women was hard to find, but today it is readily available.  Why does so little of it get ... Kommentare: 1
26 Juli 2012, Artikel
Where Are They? Part II
Where Are They? Part II Have you ever heard of Libby Larsen, Alice Shields, Missy Mazzoli, Anne Le Baron, Victoria Bond, Ann Gebuhr, Nancy Van de Vate, Veronika Krausas, Justine Chen, Karen Griebling, Carol Barnett, or Sorrel Hays?   This list could include dozens more names of American women composers who have written operas, many of them large-scale works which have been publicly performed.   Thus, it is somewhat baffling that usopera.com, which describes itself as “the web’s ...
19 Juli 2012, News
Where the Cross Is Made
The one-act opera by Nancy Van de Vate, “Where the Cross Is Made,“ based on the play by Eugene O’Neill, is now featured in a special section on www.eOneill.com, the extensive electronic Eugene O’Neill archive.   Created by Dr. Harley Hammerman, the web site includes information about past performances of the opera, a complete video of its premiere, and unrestricted access to all performance materials.   The full score, orchestral parts, piano-vocal score, and complete libretto are ...
02 Juli 2012, News
New opera broadcasts
In the Shadow of the Glen, the composer's opera in one act based on the play by John Millington Synge, was broadcast by Swiss Radio on June 18 and by Radio Arts Indonesia on July 4.  Van de Vate's chamber opera, The Death of the Hired Man, based on the poem by Robert Frost, was broadcast by Radio Arts Indonesia on June 30, and her full-length opera, Nemo: Jenseits von Vulkania was aired by Swiss Radio on June 19.
06 Juni 2012, News
Opera Broadcast
Hamlet, the new opera in five acts by Nancy Van de Vate, will be broadcast internationally by Swiss Radio on June 8, 2012.   Listeners should go to www.swissradio.ch     for the two-hour and 45-minute program, which will begin in Europe at 23:48 CET and in North America at 5:48 pm EDT.      
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