Butler Opera Center
Music by Tan Dun
Libretto by Tan Dun & Xu Ying
Minjeong Kim, director
Douglas Kinney Frost, conductor
New Music Ensemble
Sung in English.
with Carl Allen, drums
Diego Rivera, director
Take a closer look a the story behind Maria, the one-act opera by Josíah Garza, a senior at The University of Texas at Austin double majoring in biology and composition.
Maria is autobiographical opera about his his grandmother, Maria, as she embarks on a journey of healing. The story springs from a sobremesa, the Spanish word for conversations with loved ones over the dinner table, to share memories, stories, and more.
Maria pays tribute to grandmothers and mothers everywhere.
Meet the maestro of jazz, film scoring, and opera
The Butler School of Music is proud to announce Terence Blanchard as the recipient of the prestigious Eddie Medora King Award. We award this $50,000 prize every two years in recognition of exceptional achievements in original music composition. Blanchard, a renowned composer and trumpet player, will be in residence at the Butler School in November. Blanchard’s residency at the Butler School promises an extraordinary experience.