"Searching, inventive, elegantly clear, technically assured, and emotionally persuasive, Lila Palmer's writing is exactly what opera needs now."
- Mark Adamo
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Lila’s oratorio for the Liverpool Philharmonic with Grace Evangeline Mason will premier in July 2020!
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Commissioning for Singers
Why Everyone's Doing It & You Should Be Too
New Music commissioning is booming, with opera festivals and new works showcases popping up like mushrooms. Performers and companies at all levels are commissioning, often for the first time. In this video, Lila breaks down the most frequent questions singers ask about commissioning.
Lila Palmer is a librettist whose warmth, clarity and stylistic flexibility have made her a favoured partner of established and emerging composers alike. An advanced vocal performer herself, Lila’s skill in advocating for and writing to the classically trained voice has enabled her to bridge the gap between the world of interpreter and creative.
She is the only alumnus of the both of the two full-time degree and resident librettist development programs in existence, respectively the ROH-Guildhall Opera Makers program (London, UK) and American Lyric Theatre’s CLDP initiative.