About Matthew Aucoin

Matthew Aucoin is an American composer, conductor, writer, and pianist. He is Artist in Residence at Los Angeles Opera, and has worked as a composer and conductor with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the American Repertory Theater, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Music Academy of the West.

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Artistic Directors Matthew Aucoin and Zack Winokur announce the launch of the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC). AMOC, an opera company on a new model, is the artistic home for some of the most innovative young singers, instrumentalists, and dancers active today. At once a traveling theater troupe, new-music ensemble, and artists’ collective, AMOC will serve as the incubator and executor of its core members’ most ambitious, boundary-pushing projects.

“We’re a company — in the sense of having company over for dinner,” says Aucoin. “We make opera, but we want to pay attention to all the senses. When a piece involves dancers, singers and instrumentalists, they all have an impact on each other.”

The company makes its public debut with next month’s inaugural Run AMOC! Festival at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA (Dec 15–18).