The Hours

Metropolitan opera World premiere, with renee Fleming, joyce didonato, and kelli o'hara
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Silent Night

An opera in two acts by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the 2005 film Joyeux Noël.

“Mr. Puts’s music was captivating from the start... it made even a Mahler symphony — something raw and searing in its own right — seem almost peripheral, a rare feat.”

- The New York Times

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts has established himself as one of America’s leading composers, gaining international acclaim for his “plush, propulsive” music (The New York Times), and described by Opera News as “a master polystylist.”

He has been commissioned and performed by leading organizations around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Opera Philadelphia, Minnesota Opera, and many more, and has collaborated with world-class artists such as Renée Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Marin Alsop, among others.

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July 20, 2022

Kevin's concerto 'Contact' recorded by Time for Three on their new DG album 'Letters for the Future'

With the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Xian Zhang.

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Featured Works

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Contact

Triple Concerto for Two Violins, Bass and Orchestra

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The Hours

2022
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Opera

Opera in Two Acts, with libretto by Greg Pierce

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The Brightness of Light

“Text excerpts from the letters by Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz used and reprinted by permission of the Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. All rights reserved.”

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Elizabeth Cree

2017
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Opera

Kevin Puts and Mark Campell’s third opera collaboration, Elizabeth Cree, opened Opera Philadelphia’s 2017 season

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The City

Though inspired by the city of Baltimore, The City was intended as an exploration of many aspects of urban centers in America.

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If I Were A Swan

2012
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Choral

Fleda Brown’s beautiful If I Were A Swan is a poem I had originally intended as part of my large, multi-movement choral work To Touch the Sky (Nine Songs for Unaccompanied Chorus on Texts by Women); ultimately I decided it would succeed better on its own.

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June 18

2022

The Brightness of Light

Touching song cycle by Kevin Puts, which chronicles the romance of iconic artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her mentor-turned-husband Alfred Stieglitz.

Los Angeles Opera
Los Angeles, CA
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August 2022

Contact

Triple Concerto for Two Amplified Violins and Amplified Bass.

Philadelphia Orchestra, Time for Three
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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September 24, 25, & 26, 2022

The Brightness of Light

A 45 minute, multimedia work for soprano, baritone and orchestra, Renee Fleming Soprano & Rodney Gilfry baritone, with projections by Wendall Harrington.

Oregon Symphony
Portland, Oregon
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“Puts never disappoints in terms of orchestral coloring."

- The Baltimore Sun

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