(ballet) Additional performances added by Bordeaux National Ballet
info on Oct 9th performance // info on April 11th performance
On October 9, 2018 and April 11, 2019 the ballet "JUST BEFORE NOW" by the collaborative team of Xenia Wiest (choreographer), Patrick Soluri (music), and Melanie Jane Frost (costumes), will receive an additional performances this season by Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux. The work received 8 sold-out performances in spring 2017 at the historical and gorgeous Grand Theatre de Bordeaux (built in 1780). The work was commissioned as winner of the Grande Prixe / 1st place prize of the Concours de jeunes chorégraphes de Biarritzin with their previous work, "TO BE CONTINUED," originally commissioned and performed by Staatsballett Berlin.
(ballet) MADAME X returns for third production NYC in April 2019
The third production of the ballet, MADAME X, with music by Patrick Soluri and choreography by Francis Patrelle, is set for April 12-14, 2019 in New York City by Dances Patrelle in celebration of the ballets 20th anniversary - and was Patrick's first commission! Stay tuned for details
(opera) ALBERT NOBBS showcased by ALT during Opera America's New Works Forum
Sunday, Jan 14th - Merkin Concert Hall (NYC)
American Lyric Theater presented a concert performance and showcase of ALBERT NOBBS, a new full-length opera currently in development by composer Patrick Soluri and librettist Deborah Brevoort. It was presented by as part of OPERA America's "New Works Forum," a mini conference focusing on new opera. The showcase was open to the public and presented as a piano reduction of the first three scenes (about 30 min.), with chorus and soloists. An aria and choral intro were added to the original 20 min segment that was commissioned as finalists in the 2018 Pelicotti Opera Prize.
(ballet) Sold-Out World Premier at Bordeaux National Ballet (France)
March 30 to April 7, 2017 in Grand Theatre de Bordeaux
The newest ballet "JUST BEFORE NOW" by the collaborative team of Xenia Wiest (choreographer), Patrick Soluri (music), and Melanie Jane Frost (costumes), was premiered March 30, 2017 by Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux. It received 8 sold-out performances last season at the historical and gorgeous Grand Theatre de Bordeaux (built in 1780). The work was commissioned as winner of the Grande Prixe / 1st place prize of the Concours de jeunes chorégraphes de Biarritzin with their previous work, "TO BE CONTINUED," originally commissioned and performed by Staatsballett Berlin.
(opera) 10 min operas performed in Singapore.
Three of Mr Soluri's short comic operas (10 min or less) were performed by L'arietta Singapore between July and November 2016. The four 1min opera haikus "Tragedy of Count Alfredo von Nibelungen" performed at the Shangri-La Island Ballroom on July 20, 2016 and at NightFest on August 19th. "Figaro's Last Hangover" and "Figaro & The Zombie Apocalypse" performed at the Aliwal Arts Centre on November 5th and 6th (both mattinee & evening).
(ballet) TO BE CONTINUED wins Grande Prixe in internationl competition.
The ballet TO BE CONTINUED won 1st place in the Concours de jeunes chorégraphes de Biarritz in April 2016. The prize is a commission for a new piece for Ballet de l’Opéra National de Bordeaux. TO BE CONTINUED was originally created by the collaborative team of Xenia Wiest (choreographer), Patrick Soluri (music), Melanie Jane Frost (costumes), and commissioned by Staatsballett Berlin in 2009 and premiered in January 2010 at Komische Oper Berlin where it was performed 18 times over two seasons.
(opera) ALBERT NOBBS a finalist in the 2018 Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize.
Deborah Brevoort (librettist) and Patrick Soluri (composer) won the first round in the 2018 Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize for their proposed full-length opera based on the acclaimed novel ALBERT NOBBS. For the second and final round of the competition, they were commissioned to write 20 minutes of the opera which was workshopped in September 2016 alongside projects of the three other teams of finalists, including esteemed colleagues Tom Cipullo (winner), Anthony Davis, and Lori Laitman. An archival recording of the workshop performance is available and we are looking for co-commissioners and producing partners to complete this work