Divas and Justices
Composer and conversationalist extraordinaire Julian Grant introduces W. A. Mozart’s and Derrick Wang’s operatic takes on workplace conflict with his talk "Divas and Justices." He relishes the juxtaposition of the battling duos in Mozart's opera The Impresario and Wang's Scalia/Ginsburg, and brings his own insights as an opera composer to the table.
Photo by Ottelie Lighte
Julian Grant, composer
Julian Grant is a composer, writer, educator, music journalist, and broadcaster. He has composed 20 operas of various lengths and sizes which have been performed by English National Opera, The Royal Opera, Almeida Opera, Mecklenburgh Opera, and Tétè-a-Tétè. He has won the National Opera Association of America’s New Opera prize and been nominated for an Olivier Award. Recent premieres include a work for Buskaid Soweto Strings based on dances by the 18th century British-African Ignatius Sancho, and a new collaboration with pianist Melvyn Tan. His new piece Jump Cuts, commissioned by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, was premiered by the Canadian ensemble in March 2022. He currently lives in New York and Princeton where he has an ongoing relationship with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.