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W.H. Auden
Librettist

Biography
Wystan Hugh Auden, published as W. H. Auden, is regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Born in England and naturalized as an American citizen, he is noted for his variety of tone and content and for his characteristic reference of moral and political topics. A poet and writer of prose, essays, reviews, documentary films, plays, and opera, he was both controversial and influential during his life.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
Opera for a New America 1994


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Metropolitan OperaThe Rake's Progress5/30/2022 - 6/11/2022
Lakes Area Music FestivalThe Rake's Progress8/14/2021 - 8/15/2021
Boston Lyric OperaThe Rake's Progress3/12/2017 - 3/19/2017
Pittsburgh OperaThe Rake's Progress4/30/2016 - 5/8/2016
Opera Company of BrooklynThe Rake's Progress11/7/2015 - 11/7/2015
Portland OperaThe Rake's Progress6/11/2015 - 6/14/2015
Utah Symphony | Utah OperaThe Rake's Progress5/9/2015 - 5/17/2015
Metropolitan OperaThe Rake's Progress5/1/2015 - 5/9/2015
Opera PhiladelphiaElegy for Young Lovers3/3/2012 - 3/18/2012
Curtis Institute of MusicThe Rake's Progress11/11/2009 - 11/21/2009
Pacific Opera VictoriaThe Rake's Progress11/11/2009 - 11/20/2009
San Francisco OperaThe Rake's Progress11/11/2007 - 12/12/2007
Des Moines Metro OperaThe Rake's Progress6/6/2006 - 7/15/2006
Opera AustraliaThe Rake's Progress3/3/2006 - 5/9/2006
Opera OmahaPaul Bunyan10/1/2005 - 10/9/2005
Central City OperaPaul Bunyan7/1/2005 - 8/1/2005
Florida Grand OperaPaul Bunyan1/1/2005 - 1/29/2005
Curtis Institute of MusicThe Rake's Progress4/4/2004 - 4/20/2004
Metropolitan OperaThe Rake's Progress4/4/2003 - 5/5/2003
Lyric Opera of Kansas CityThe Rake's Progress3/3/2001 - 3/25/2001
Vancouver New MusicThe Rake's Progress11/11/2000 - 11/24/2000
San Francisco OperaThe Rake's Progress6/6/2000 - 6/29/2000
Edmonton OperaThe Rake's Progress3/3/2000 - 3/16/2000
Pittsburgh OperaThe Rake's Progress2/2/2000 - 2/2/2000
New York City OperaPaul Bunyan4/4/1998 - 4/25/1998
Indianapolis OperaThe Rake's Progress11/11/1997 - 11/22/1997
Metropolitan OperaThe Rake's Progress11/11/1997 - 12/12/1997
Minnesota OperaThe Rake's Progress4/4/1997 - 4/20/1997
Opera PhiladelphiaThe Rake's Progress3/3/1997 - 3/14/1997
Metropolitan OperaThe Rake's Progress1/1/1997 - 1/17/1997
Juilliard SchoolElegy for Young Lovers11/11/1996 - 11/23/1996
Berkshire Opera CompanyThe Rake's Progress8/1/1996 - 8/24/1996
Santa Fe OperaThe Rake's Progress7/7/1996 - 8/14/1996
Royal Opera CanadaThe Rake's Progress5/1/1996 - 5/18/1996
Manhattan School of MusicThe Rake's Progress11/11/1995 - 11/18/1995
Glimmerglass FestivalPaul Bunyan7/7/1995 - 8/20/1995
Lyric Opera of ChicagoThe Rake's Progress10/4/1994 - 10/27/1994
Banff CentreThe Rake's Progress8/1/1994 - 8/13/1994
Opéra de MontréalThe Rake's Progress4/1/1993 - 5/1/1993


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