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Libby Larsen
Composer

Biography
Libby Larsen (b. 24 December 1950, Wilmington, Delaware) is one of America’s most performed living composers. She has created a catalogue of over 400 works spanning virtually every genre from intimate vocal and chamber music to massive orchestral works and over twelve operas. Grammy Award winning and widely recorded, including over fifty CD’s of her work, she is constantly sought after for commissions and premieres by major artists, ensembles, and orchestras around the world, and has established a permanent place for her works in the concert repertory. As a vigorous, articulate advocate for the music and musicians of our time, in 1973 Larsen co-founded the Minnesota Composers Forum, now the American Composer’s Forum, which has become an invaluable aid for composers in a transitional time for American arts. A former holder of the Papamarkou Chair at John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, Larsen has also held residencies with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony and the Colorado Symphony.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
Opera for a New America 1993
Opera for a New America 1992
Opera for a New America 1992
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1989
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1985


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Opera OmahaEric Hermannson's Soul11/1/1998 - 11/12/1998
Aurora Opera TheatreA Wrinkle in Time12/1/1994 - 12/3/1994
OperaDelawareA Wrinkle in Time3/1/1992 - 3/29/1992


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