Photo by Marylene Mey

Photo by Marylene Mey

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Kickstarter campaign for the studio recording of Missy’s third opera, Proving Up

~Summer 2018~

"A masterpiece from start to finish"

- read the review of Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres), performed at the 2018 Cabrillo Festival

Missy named Mead Composer-in-Residence at the Chicago Symphony

~Spring 2018~

Australian Chamber Orchestra releases documentary on Missy's new Double Bass Concerto, Dark with Excessive Bright, for soloist Maxime Bibeau


HOW DIY OPERA COMPOSERS REINVENTED A GENRE: feature article on Missy Mazzoli and David T. Little

"Harrowing...powerful...a true opera of our time." - Anne Midgette, Washington Post

"The music of Missy Mazzoli is a treat in and of itself and that is especially the case in collaboration with Royce Vavrek. It's a rarity to see a tale set in Middle America and a welcome and much-needed addition to contemporary opera. To experience "Proving Up" is to see an American story nearly never told: one of the failure of its promise." - Opera Wire

"Brilliant" - Musical America

"Ms. Mazzoli's expert score" is "ominously insinuating and brutal by turns."-Heidi Waleson,

Wall Street Journal

"There is no better way to illustrate how hard it is to achieve the American Dream than to detail the struggle of homesteaders who desperately want to attain a farm deed on the unforgiving Plains. This production achieved that with excellence." - Omaha World Herald, review of Proving Up, April 2018

NPR premieres new music video for Vespers for Violin

(just released on violinist Olivia De Prato's new album Streya). Video created by James Darrah and Adam Larsen, staring Sam Shapiro


Cincinnati Opera's production of Missy's Song from the Uproar named "Best Opera of 2017"

~Winter 2018~

MISSY PROFILED IN FORBES: "This Musician is Dedicated to Gender Equality in her male-dominated field"

Missy profiled in the Washington Post

WQXR Feature: Breaking the Mold: The Life and Music of Missy Mazzoli

~Fall 2017~
-Missy's Sinfonia for Orbiting Spheres performed at the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall


Breaking the Waves Promo video from Opera Philadelphia:


Performed by acclaimed chamber ensemble eighth blackbird.

An excerpt from Missy's 2012 music theater work Song from the Uproar, based on the life and writings of Swiss adventurer Isabelle Eberhardt. Performed by mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer and NOW Ensemble.

Performed by Missy's band Victoire, with soprano Mellissa Hughes. (from their debut release on New Amsterdam Records, Cathedral City)

Performed by Jody Redhage, on cello and voice, and Missy Mazzoli on electronics.