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Posted on: April 24th, 2016 by deborahbrevoort

Ft. Worth Opera, Texas


Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 by argraffdesign

“Deborah Brevoort’s wickedly sharp and fiendishly funny libretto is as engaging as it is entertaining, smartly commenting on society’s obsession with appearance and fame.”
–In Forum, Fargo ND

“Patrick Soluri and librettist Deborah Brevoort have achieved a particularly powerful collaboration of evocative drama and richly lyrical, neo-romantic music.” –Front Row (Dallas, Texas)

“This opera earned the most laughs. Brevoort’s libretto shows an acute ear for contemporary speech. She clearly understands the insults embedded in people’s attitudes toward women…it rings true, and it’s often powerful.”–Parterre Box (NYC)

“Imaginative and compelling. Operatically, hysterically grisly.” –-LA Times

“Vividly dramatized and entertaining”—Dallas Morning News

A cut-to-the-chase, knock-your-black-lace-stockings-off performance that packs a lingering and haunting punch. Bizarrely inspirational. –The Column (Dallas/Ft. Worth)

Embedded conjures Poe’s dark terrain. Soluri’s music was skillfully scored. —NY Times

“This is grand opera in miniature.”—Sequenza

“A break from the opera norm…enthralling…this opera nails it. Nails it dead.”—Arts Partnerships

Production Details Announced for world premiere of EMBEDDED, Deborah’s Poe opera

Posted on: February 22nd, 2014 by deborahbrevoort

COLLABORATION FACILITATES THE FIRST WORLD-PREMIERE OPERAS IN FARGO’S HISTORY Fargo, ND / New York, NY: Fargo Moorhead Opera, in partnership with American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today the complete details for the world-premiere production of THE POE PROJECT DOUBLE-BILL, which will take place at the Reineke Festival Concert Hall Theater at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota on March 28th and 30th, 2014.This double-bill will be the first world-premiere operas presented in Fargo’s history. The double-bill is comprised of two one-act operas, BURIED ALIVE and EMBEDDED, which were commissioned by American Lyric Theater in New York City as… (read more)


Posted on: September 22nd, 2013 by deborahbrevoort

Fargo Moorhead Opera, Fargo, ND, co-produced by American Lyric Theater


Posted on: December 31st, 2012 by deborahbrevoort

Concert presentation in the Frontiers Festival at Ft. Worth Opera

EMBEDDED, Deborah’s Poe opera, chosen for Frontiers Festival at Ft. Worth Opera

Posted on: October 13th, 2012 by deborahbrevoort

October 2,2012. The Fort Worth Opera announced today the winners of the FRONTIERS opera competition. EMBEDDED, Deborah’s opera inspired by Edgar Allan Poe stories, and written with composer Patrick Soluri, was selected by a prestigious panel of music critics, opera producers and composers. It will be performed in the inaugural season of Ft. Worth Opera’s Frontiers Festival from May 6-11, 2012


Posted on: November 10th, 2011 by deborahbrevoort

Deborah’s Edgar Allan Poe opera will be presented in a full orchestral workshop reading in Opera America’s New Works Forum. (produced by American Lyric Theater).


Posted on: November 1st, 2010 by deborahbrevoort

Embedded, Deborah’s one-act opera inspired by Edgar Allan Poe stories will be presented in a concert reading at New York City’s Symphony Space on November 1, 2010 at 7 pm by  the American Lyric Theater.

ALBERT NOBBS chosen for Frontiers Festival at Fort Worth Opera

Posted on: March 8th, 2019 by deborahbrevoort

FT. WORTH, TX. March 7, 2019. Five innovative composer/librettist teams are the winners of this year’s Frontiers competition at Ft. Worth Opera. Selections from their operas will be presented at the Ft. Worth Botanic Garden Auditorium on May 8 and 9, 2019. Frontiers has established itself as one of the premiere showcases in North America for vibrant new work from some of the most unique and thrilling new voices in 21st century opera. THE OPERAS ALBERT NOBBS. An adaptation of the classic novella by George Moore, composer Patrick Soluri (Embedded, 2016 Festival) and librettist Deborah Brevoort’s Albert Nobbs is a… (read more)

STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME is chosen for Frontiers Festival at Ft. Worth Opera

Posted on: December 20th, 2015 by deborahbrevoort

December 14, 2015. The Ft. Worth Opera announced today the winners of the annual Frontiers opera competition. STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME, Deborah’s opera written with composer Gerald Cohen, was selected by a prestigious panel of opera producers for inclusion in the critically acclaimed festival of new work for the opera stage. Selections from STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME will be performed at Ft. Worth Opera on May 4 & 5, 2016. This is the second time that Deborah’s work has been chosen for Frontiers; the first time was in 2012 for EMBEDDED, her Edgar Allan Poe opera, written with… (read more)

Deborah’s Poe Opera in Ft. Worth Opera’s 2016 season

Posted on: April 25th, 2015 by deborahbrevoort

EMBEDDED, the Edgar Allan Poe opera written by Deborah Brevoort and composer Patrick Soluri, will be produced by the Ft. Worth Opera in their 2016 season. EMBEDDED is part of the Poe Project, a double-bill comprised of two one-act operas, that was commissioned by American Lyric Theater in honor of the Poe Centennial in 2009.The results are two chilling works for the opera stage. ALT began the project by posing the question, “What might Poe write if he were alive today?” Since Poe is the mastermind of terror, Brevoort and Soluri started with the subject of fear, by asking themselves… (read more)

About Deborah Brevoort

Posted on: April 5th, 2010 by argraffdesign

Deborah Brevoort is a playwright and librettist from Alaska who now lives in the New York City area.  She is an alumna of New Dramatists, one of the original company members of Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska and a co-founder of Theatre Without Borders, a group of individual artists dedicated to international theatre exchange. She is best known for her play The Women of Lockerbie, which won the Kennedy Center’s Fund for New American Plays Award and the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting Competition.  It was produced in London at the Orange Tree, off-Broadway at the New Group and… (read more)