December 1, 2018

The Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center 


Nathan Wang, composer

Paula Cizmar, book & lyrics

Diana Wyenn, director


1914. Paso Robles, California. An old-world concert pianist comes to see his adopted country with new eyes when he meets a young Black piano prodigy. 


Angela Carole Brown

Annika Chavez

Heather Marie Marsden

Nandani Sinha

Robert Mammana

Taubert Nadalini

Chris Thume

Orson Van Gay II

Simon Chau, projection design

Alex Rehberger, stage manager

This project has been commissioned by The Adam Mickiewicz Institute



March 1, 2019
Boston Court Pasadena


Kentaro Kameyama, composer

William Nedved, librettist

Diana Wyenn, director

David Castillo, baritone

Peabody Southwell, mezzo-soprano

A staged concert of a new opera in development inspired by famous couture designer Alexander McQueen’s fascinating life with libretto by William Nedved, and music by fashion designer (and Project Runway winner) Kentaro Kameyama. Diana Wyenn directs.



June 11 & 12, 2019

Walt Disney Concert Hall 

LA Phil New Music Group

Meredith Monk, composer

Yuval Sharon, director

Paolo Bortolameolli, conductor
Danielle Agami, choreographer

Diana Wyenn, associate director 

Inspired by the life of explorer Alexandra David-Néel, Meredith Monk’s three-act “quest opera” uses Monk’s inimitable and hypnotic style to explore the loss and rediscovery of our inherent wonder. More than 20 years since Atlas first made its impact, Yuval Sharon will conceive and direct this landmark new production.


© 2019 by Diana Wyenn