Jerre Dye

Jerre Dye is a Chicago-based playwright, opera librettist, director and actor. He is the recipient of the Bryan Family Foundation Award for Drama from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. His plays include Distance, Cicada, Short/Stories, Threads, The New Adventures of Hansel and Gretel, Wild Swans, Sid and the Magic Box and an adaptation of Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale with IRIS Orchestra. His opera librettos include: Ghosts of Crosstown of Opera Memphis (featured at the OPERA America’s annual conference as part of the new works sampler in 2014 and 2015); Parksville Horror, a filmed, episodic, virtual reality opera for Opera on Tap in New York City; The Falling and Rising for the U.S. Army band and chorus; Chautauqua Stories for Chautauqua Opera, By/In for Opera Memphis; Taking Up Serpents for Washington National Opera; and upcoming commissions for both Opera Philadelphia and the Napa Valley Arts festival.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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Building Opera Audiences2016
New Works Sampler 2015
New Works Sampler 2014
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2013

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Opera CarolinaThe Falling and the Rising3/11/2022 - 3/12/2022
Chicago Opera TheaterTaking Up Serpents2/27/2021 - 2/27/2021
Chicago Opera TheaterThe Transformation of Jane Doe9/15/2020 - 9/15/2020
Seattle OperaThe Falling and the Rising11/15/2019 - 11/24/2019
New Orleans Opera AssociationThe Falling and the Rising11/6/2019 - 11/6/2019
Opera MemphisThe Falling and the Rising4/6/2019 - 4/13/2019
Peabody Opera at Johns Hopkins UniversityThe Falling and the Rising2/7/2019 - 2/10/2019
The United States Army Field BandThe Falling and the Rising1/12/2019 - 1/13/2019
Texas Christian University | School of MusicThe Falling and the Rising4/6/2018 - 4/8/2018

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