The National Endowment for the Arts has announced five recipients of the 2009 NEA Opera Honors. This year’s honorees are: composer John Adams, stage director and librettist Frank Corsaro, mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, general director Lotfi Mansouri, and conductor Julius Rudel. The awards program will be in Washington, DC, at the Harman Center for the Arts on November 14, 2009. OPERA America will partner again with the NEA to manage the initiative and the Washington National Opera will serve as a planning partner.
NewMusicBox provides a space for those engaged with new music to communicate their experiences and ideas in their own words. Articles and commentary posted here reflect the viewpoints of their individual authors; their appearance on NewMusicBox does not imply endorsement by New Music USA.