Grant Recipient Details

Greenville, SC
Project Title
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Grant or Program
National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
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A new operatic collaboration between two of the most visionary and daring musical voices of our time: 11-time Grammy Award®-winning composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and 4-time Grammy Award®-winning bassist, composer, and vocalist esperanza spalding. Classical and jazz collide in a score for a 28-piece orchestra and the Shorter quartet, blending time, taking us from ancient days to the modern era. Deeply poetic—then suddenly radical—this Iphigenia stares down the history of opera making demands on it's future: No more tragic women going mad in perfect pitch. esperanza spalding leads a company of operatic and non-operatic voices who offer a desperately needed new vision for our world.

Projected Touring Availability

Please contact the tour coordinator for more information.

Tour Coordinator

Mara Isaacs
Tour Producer
Octopus Theatricals


Portraits of a young woman of color and a Black man, over the text, "Iphigenia: A New Opera."