11/01/2012 03:43 pm ET

VOX Contemporary American Opera Lab Announces Six New Opera Selections (PHOTOS)

The New York City Opera has recently announced the six selections that will appear in this year's VOX Festival in New York, a workshop program for new American operas.

This year the festival will be presented in association with OPERA America's New Works Forum. The works cover a variety of topics, from the historical to the political, but all seem to be incredibly ambitious. John Zorn has a tribute to Hildegard von Bingen, the 11th century visionary composer who was very much before her time, while Lucas Richmond turns to the '70s with his piece on the Baader-Meinhof gang, aka the Red Army Faction, a fashionable German terrorist group.

The six affordable operas will debut at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on November 8 at 7:30PM; tickets are only $25 each.

Visit the New York City Opera for details, and be sure to check out the slideshow of the composers below.

2012 VOX Festival


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