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Rinde Eckert
Librettist

Biography
RINDE ECKERT is a writer, composer, librettist, musician, performer and director. His Opera / New Music Theatre productions have toured throughout America and to major theater festivals in Europe and Asia. With a virtuosic command of gesture, language, and song, the total theatre artist moves beyond the boundaries of what a 'play,' a 'dance piece,' an 'opera' or 'musical' might be, in the service of grappling with complex issues. Eckert describes many of his characters as "little men with big ideas whose consequences of their hubris are often disastrous." Sometimes tragic and austere, sometimes broadly comedic, entirely grounded by presence, his work is alchemical: moving from rumination and distillation to hard-won illumination, or its lack.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
New Works Forum Showcase 2015
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2014
Opera for a New America 1993


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
San Diego Opera AssociationAging Magician5/13/2022 - 5/14/2022
Beth Morrison ProjectsAging Magician5/13/2022 - 5/14/2022
Beth Morrison ProjectsAging Magician3/13/2020 - 3/14/2020
Beth Morrison ProjectsAging Magician2/28/2016 - 4/2/2016
Musical Traditions, Inc./The Paul Dresher EnsembleRavenshead3/3/2001 - 3/28/2001
Musical Traditions, Inc./The Paul Dresher EnsembleRavenshead1/26/2000 - 1/26/2000
Musical Traditions, Inc./The Paul Dresher EnsembleRavenshead11/11/1998 - 11/12/1998
Musical Traditions, Inc./The Paul Dresher EnsembleAwed Behavior3/1/1993 - 5/1/1993
Musical Traditions, Inc./The Paul Dresher EnsembleGardening of Thomas D6/1/1992 - 6/28/1992
Musical Traditions, Inc./The Paul Dresher EnsembleSlow Fire6/1/1992 - 6/20/1992


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