Writing a Multimedia Opera or Musical

Having just completed two major works for percussion and multimedia, I decided to take this extra time to begin working on an opera for multimedia. Being an avid bibliophile, and thus an avid Internet-file, I have compiled a list of articles that can help a composer begin the journey of creating an opera of the third millennium. (Okay, and a few not so helpful, but definitely interesting, looks at this great classical tradition.)

Below are some tips on writing musicals and operas. 

Something Out of Nothing: 21 Songwriting Tips by Ken Hill

You can learn a little more about those who are premiering new multimedia performances (opera and other) below.

Reviews, Opera Studios, Production Companies, Artists, and Composers
Film: Genetic Opera (over 18 only)

Multimedia Operas


Video Vault

Steve Reich's The Cave

Salero Turing Machine Opera Trailer

Gerardo Tort composes an opera at his piano.

Kim Thompson's 11 Opera Plots in 10 Minutes (funny)


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