A Pulitzer for p r i s m

by: 
Mel Baker

Trinity is delighted to congratulate Ellen Reid for winning the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in music for her ground-breaking opera, p r i s m. Commissioned and produced by Beth Morrison Projects in association with Trinity Church Wall Street, p r i s m was performed by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY under the direction of Julian Wachner, who premiered the work first with LA Opera and then at the Prototype Festival in NYC.

View the trailer video from Beth Morrison Projects on Vimeo.

Trinity is widely recognized as a leader in amplifying the voices of female artists across multiple mediums and this dedication is particularly evident in collaborations with emerging composers. Trinity also works closely with significant new music producers including Beth Morrison Projects, Prototype Festival, and the Bang on a Can All-Stars to develop new commissions, workshops, and performance partnerships.

p r i s m performance, LA Opera

p r i s m represents the third Trinity collaboration in the past four years that has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music. In 2015, Anthracite Fields by Julia Wolfe received the award, and in 2017, the award went to Angel’s Bone by Du Yun (libretto by Royce Vavrek). Complementing the mission and core values of Trinity, these pieces are not only brilliant works of art, but they have also raised the awareness of sensitive social issues that are important to our community.

Trinity is honored to contribute its resources and talent to the continued mission of these important producing and performance partnerships.

p r i s m credits:
Music ELLEN REID | Libretto ROXIE PERKINS
Direction JAMES DARRAH | Music direction JULIAN WACHNER
With The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY
Produced by Beth Morrison Projects in association with Trinity Church Wall Street
Rolling world premiere: LA Opera 'Off Grand' at REDCAT and PROTOTYPE Festival at La MaMa
PROTOTYPE Festival is a collaboration between Beth Morrison Projects and HERE.
p r i s m was developed by Beth Morrison Projects, Lyric Theatre at Illinois, Arizona State University School of Music, PROTOTYPE Festival, and Trinity Church Wall Street