Our new opera Howards End, America will premiere in San Francisco in February, 2019. Read this recent interview by Lois Silverstein on OperaWire.

We are pleased and proud that the premiere of Middlemarch in Spring was listed among the notable classical music events world-wide by Encyclopedia Brittanica in its Year-End Review, and was named among the TOP TEN OPERATIC EVENTS of 2015 by Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle. This adds new honors to the very positive reviews of Spring 2015:

“…a rare phenomenon: a new opera of dramatic integrity, with music that’s both boldly modern and instantly accessible.” Janos Gereben’s review of Allen Shearer’s Middlemarch in Spring, San Francisco Examiner, March 20, 2015

“Shearer’s score [is] tuneful, elegant and canny in its creation of musical character . . . music of wonderful ardor and allure.” –Joshua Kosman’s review of Middlemarch in Spring, San Francisco Chronicle, March 23, 2015.

See “News” for more reviews.

Middlemarch in Spring was given its East coast premiere by Charlottesville Opera, and has now been given another fine new production by the University of Tennessee Opera Theater in Knoxville’s Bijou Theater.

Allen Shearer is a composer and baritone active in the San Francisco Bay Area. His music is performed and appreciated across the US and abroad, and has earned him many prizes and honors. He composes vocal and instrumental music and especially opera, his main focus in recent years.


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