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PROTOTYPE 2025: Digital Opera Open Call

OPEN CALL to submit new works of Digital Opera-Theatre and Music-Theatre for the 2025 PROTOTYPE FESTIVAL

PROTOTYPE: OPERA l THEATRE l NOW is a co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE, two trail-blazers in the creation and presentation of contemporary, multi-disciplinary opera-theatre and music-theatre works. The pioneering festival is the only one of its kind in New York City and is a model now emulated around the country–producing and presenting a wide spectrum of works, from intimate black-box experiences to larger chamber opera productions, valuing artistic, curatorial, and producorial risk-taking. PROTOTYPE is committed to surprising our audiences and confounding their expectations through content, form, and relevance. The festival gives voice to a diverse group of composers, librettists, performers and musicians across all genres, backgrounds, and cultures. In providing a recurring showcase of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre pieces, the touring life of the work extends around the world. The festival also presents groundbreaking new works by international artists and has become a global reference of artistic excellence in the field of opera and music-theatre.

Since 2020, PROTOTYPE has programmed opera and experimental vocal music made for digital platforms, allowing people from all over the world to participate in the festival by streaming digital offerings at no cost. Past PROTOTYPE digital offers have included “Modulation” featuring various artists commissioned by PROTOTYPE, “The Murder of Halit Yozagt,” by Ben Frost and Petter Ekmann; “The Planet–A Lament,” by Garin Nugroho and Septina Rosalina Layan, “Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists,” by Valgeir Sigurðsson,A. Rawlings, and Sara Marti and “UNDINE” by Stefanie Janssen, Michaël Brijs, Sjaron Minailo and RichardVan Kruysdijk.

PROTOTYPE invites you to submit work via this form.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2024. Applicants will be notified of selection by mid June.

Submission Guidelines:

●All submissions must be original compositions.

●The music in your digital piece must be primarily opera-theatre, multidisciplinary or new VOCALmusic. Digital pieces with solely instrumental music will not be considered.

●Interactive, participatory videos are welcome

●Works-in-progress will be considered if they are close to completion.

If you have any questions about the festival or how to submit, please info@prototypefestival.org.