“Dora” in development

1989:
Research in Vienna:
Funding: New York State Foundation for the Arts playwriting fellowship (granted to Ms. Fales Garrett)

1989:
Excerpts (work-in-progress); Friends of Music concert recital performance; in Stamford, NY. Funding: NYSCA Decentralization Grant.

1990:
Performance in a concert recital; complete opera with piano score; West Kortright Center in East Meredith, NY. {details & photo}

1991:
Benefit performance for St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn, New York; concert recital version, with piano.

1992:
Orchestration begins by Ms. Shiflett.
Award: Diverse Forms Artist Grant (funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Jerome Foundation).

1993:
Excerpts presented; The Golden Fleece Ltd. – “Square One Series”.

1997:
Orchestration completed.
Workshop production with chamber orchestra; American Chamber Opera Company; at the Liederkrantz Club in New York City. Support in part by a “Meet the Composer Grant” and a “Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Grant” from the American Music Center.

1998:
Excerpts performed; at the annual Opera Workshop at the Manhattan School of Music, NYC.

1999:
Excerpts performed; New York City Opera orchestra and vocalists; NYCO’s first “Showcasing American Composers”; Miller Theatre at Columbia University.
A private donation from an attendee of the above event facilitated active involvement in co-production of DORA with with the American Chamber Opera Company.

2001:
Extracts; Benefit Fundraiser: The Foundation of the New York Freudian Society, New York City.

2002:
World premiere; fully staged and orchestrated production at LaMaMa Etc. in collaboration with American Chamber Opera Company, opening on April 4th.