The AMERICAN MODERN OPERA COMPANY is an opera company on a new model. The company serves as the artistic home for seventeen of the most exciting singers, dancers, and instrumentalists of the rising generation. AMOC’s artists are committed to reimagining what it means to make opera in the twenty-first century: unlike a typical opera company, which features a constantly-changing roster of artists in one particular theater, AMOC focuses on deep, long-term artistic relationships among its core members. The company’s goal is to create a body of new, discipline-colliding music-theater works, conceived, developed, and performed by our artists.

 

In AMOC’s inaugural season, the company launched a new festival, the Run AMOC! Festival, at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA in December; held its first major teaching and performance residency at Harvard University in February; performed at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN, in March; and was Artist-in-Residence at Park Avenue Armory in April. Future engagements include performances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (both The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters), The Clark Art Institute, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and a second, expanded Run AMOC! Festival at the American Repertory Theater, as well as commissions from the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and San Francisco’s ODC Theater.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE COMPANY

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

MATTHEW AUCOIN, composer, conductor, pianist

ZACK WINOKUR, director, choreographer, dancer

 

MANAGING DIRECTOR

JENNIFER CHEN

 

CORE ENSEMBLE

JONNY ALLEN, percussionist

PAUL APPLEBY, tenor

DOUG BALLIETT, double bassist, composer

JULIA BULLOCK, soprano

JAY CAMPBELL, cellist

ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO, countertenor

MIRANDA CUCKSON, violinist, violist

JULIA EICHTEN, dancer, choreographer

EMI FERGUSON, flutist

KEIR GOGWILT, violinist, writer

CONOR HANICK, pianist

COLEMAN ITZKOFF, cellist

OR SCHRAIBER, dancer, choreographer

BOBBI JENE SMITH, dancer, choreographer

DAVÓNE TINES, bass-baritone

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KATHY SCHUMAN, president

MARTA MILLER, vice president

MATTHEW BIRD, treasurer

ADAM CHARLAP HYMAN, secretary

 

GENERAL REPRESENTATION

BILL PALANT, Étude Arts

 

CALENDAR

DECEMBER 15 - 18, 2017

AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER,

CAMBRIDGE, MA

FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 3, 2018

HARVARD UNIVERSITY,

CAMBRIDGE, MA

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

MARCH 18 - APRIL 22, 2018

PARK AVENUE ARMORY,

NEW YORK, NY

WERE YOU THERE

featuring Davóne Tines

MARCH 25, 2018

1PM, BIJOU THEATER

BIG EARS FESTIVAL,

KNOXVILLE, TN

RESIDENCY

JULY 15 - AUGUST 31, 2018

CERTAIN BIRD,

STAMFORD, VT

AMOC @ THE CLARK

AUGUST 26, 2018

THE CLARK ART INSTITUTE,

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA

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WITH CARE

a new piece created by Bobbi Jene Smith in collaboration with Keir GoGwilt

 

NOVEMBER 1-3, 2018

ODC THEATER (co-commissioner),

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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NATIVITY RECONSIDERED

DECEMBER 21-22, 2018

THE MET CLOISTERS

NEW YORK, NY

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EL CIMARRÓN

MAY 10-11, 2019

THE MET FIFTH AVENUE

NEW YORK, NY

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PRESS

READ THE PRESS RELEASE HERE

 

For this new opera company, 'company' means friendship - The Boston Globe

 

AMOC “won’t ever be a typical opera company” - WBUR’s the ARTery

 

“...a hot-bed of boundary-pushing, inventive, chance-taking artists” - ZEALnyc

 

"unique and energetic" - Leonore Overture

 

Modern opera with an old soul - The Harvard Gazette

 

"One of the most moving experiences of the year" - Knox TN Today

 

"...the magical, emotionally cleansing, out-of-body soundscape we all found our way to in that practice room at the jam session, however long it lasted or whatever experimental jumble of notes it might have sounded like to someone else, was somehow, strangely, operatic."

- Sasha Barish, Class of 2020, Harvard Office for the Arts Blog

 

A Whirlwind of Opera - The Harvard Gazette

 

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