Atlanta Opera 24 Hour Opera Project

Sam will be competing as a lyricist in the third annual 24-Hour Opera Project, Friday, January 25, 2013 and Saturday, January 26, 2013.

Composers and lyricists selected to participate will be randomly paired together, and will have 12 hours to write a 7-10 minute opera. At the end of 12 hours, the pieces will be assigned to a stage director, who will draft singers from a pool of applicants, and have eight hours to rehearse before presenting the scenes in a showcase concert 24 hours after the project begins.

The final results will be presented in a live performance and webcast hosted by WABE’s John Lemley. The mini-operas will be evaluated by a panel of performing arts industry leaders, and prizes will be awarded to the winning team, with an additional prize going to the audience favorite. Both the kick-off event and the showcase performance are FREE and open to the public.*


Ned Canty, General Director, Opera Memphis
Lara Smith, Managing Director, Dad’s Garage
Lee Anne Myslewski, Director of Artistic Administration, Wolf Trap Opera & Classical Programming
Ann Owens, former Executive Director, Houston Grand Opera
Jill Vejnoska, Features Writer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For more information, please call 404-881-8883 or e-mail