Writer and Director
l-r: She Lost Her Voice That's How We Knew, Song of Lawino, The True Last Words of Dutch Schultz, The Watchtower, Exploding Piano and Insekta
Ms. Vasilevski has her roots deep in the theater, dating back to original work with Jerzy Grotowski ('74) and evolving through performance art, dance theater, music theater and "concert theater." For twenty years she has collaborated with numerous new music composers, creating new and unusual texts and extending the relationship between text and music.
Her article on concert theater "Pioneering a New Form or Putting a Dress on a Tree?" (2.6MG) appeared in the Yale Theater Review.
This is the Haiku version of her bio.
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Her recent CD release of Jukebox In The Tavern Of Love (Labor Records/Naxos International distribution) was selected by Gramophone Magazine as one of the best new classical releases of 2014. Valeria wrote the libretto and directed, Eric Salzman composed the score and Western Wind Ensemble commissioned and performed this Madrigal Opera.
Valeria has recently worked with and recorded for the poet and playwright William Considine on his new CD An Early Spring
Thanks to generous support from the Lucius & Eva Eastman Fund Inc. Reduta Deux will be producing a professional recording of the electronic opera She Lost Her Voice That's How We Knew composed by Frances White, libretto by Valeria Vasilevski and sung by soprano Kristin Norderval, to be released in October 2015 on Parma Records and distributed by Naxos International.
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