At Seattle Opera in 2017/18: An American Dream
Composer (San Francisco, CA)
Composer and pianist Jack Perla has been commissioned by Los Angeles Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, and the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition. In addition to An American Dream, his recent work includes, Shalimar the Clown, an opera based on the novel by Salman Rushdie, for Opera Theater Saint Louis and Jonah and the Whale for Los Angeles Opera. He is also recipient of the Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Composers Award. Perla remains active composing, performing, and recording jazz, chamber, and symphonic music. Enormous Changes, Jack’s third jazz recording, was released on Seattle-based Origin Records label in June 2015.