2016 Festival Program

Prototype Vision

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now burst onto the opera scene in 2013, unleashing a powerful wave of opera-theatre and music-theatre from a new generation of classical and post-classical composers and librettists. Focusing on innovative chamber-scale works, PROTOTYPE shows opera like it’s never been seen before: high-tech, edgy, and up-close.

During the fourth annual festival, January 6-17, 2016, Beth Morrison Projects and HERE brought you another dazzling showcase of daring opera-theatre and music-theatre works from the most exciting 21st-century artists such as Du Yun, David T. Little, Heidi Rodewald, Donnacha Dennehy, Dez Mona & B.O.X., Jorge Sosa, Bombay Rickey, and more.

“What is opera? And what is it capable of? This ultra feisty, young festival, now in its fourth season, has become the best testing ground for these questions.”
Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times, January 2016

“HERE and Beth Morrison Projects prove that thrilling opera continues to bloom”
Kurt Gottschalk, Time Out New York, January 2016

“In only four seasons of existence [The PROTOTYPE Festival], has become something of a beacon as a generator of high-quality new operas.”
Anne Midgette, The Washington Post, January 2016

“The go-to spot for brilliantly produced new indie chamber opera”
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal, January 2016

Festival Slideshow

Check out some visuals from this year's festival

Curatorial Policy

PROTOTYPE is a curated festival and applications are not accepted.