Veronika Krausas receives Opera America grant
Composer and USC Thornton faculty member Veronika Krausas was recently awarded an Opera America Discovery Grant for her Ghost Opera project. Eight female composers received grants of up to $15,000 to help advance and promote their works-in-development. Previous recipients include faculty member Laura Karpman and DMA candidate Julia Adolphe (MM ’12).
Krausas’ Ghost Opera is described as “fantastically spooky,” and includes “a haunted house, flying dogs, madness, and crossing the River Styx.” Her previous opera, The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth, premiered at New York City Opera’s VOX Festival and was later produced in Los Angeles for sold-out audiences.