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Boston, MA, 02115
United States

(617) 947-6282

Dan Shore is an opera composer and playwright whose many works for the stage include The Beautiful Bridegroom, An Embarrassing Position, Travel, Anne Hutchinson, The Chorus Girl, and the forthcoming Lady Orchid. 


The Beautiful Bridegroom

The Beautiful Bridegroom, a one-act comic opera for six women, has been hailed as "a little masterpiece" by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici. Based on an 18th-century play by Ludvig Holberg, this Mozart pastiche tells the story of a widow who has been searching for a young husband - not for her two marriageable daughters, but for herself. Perfect for opera workshops, college opera departments, and small opera companies.

Winner, National Opera Association Chamber Opera Competition, 2009

The Beautiful Bridegroom (35 minutes)

Cast: 6 sopranos (or 4 sopranos and 2 mezzo-sopranos)

Instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, piano, strings (piano score also available)



  • Sam Houston State University (upcoming)

  • West Texas A&M University

  • Chicago Summer Opera

  • MetroWest Opera, Boston

  • University of West Georgia

  • Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond

  • Bridge Week, an Independent Student Festival at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

  • Western Michigan University

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

  • Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University

  • Midwest Institute of Opera, Bloomington, IL

  • University of Tampa

  • Illinois Wesleyan University

  • University of New Mexico

  • St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

  • University of Connecticut

  • University of Alabama

  • Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne

  • Georgia State University (orchestral premiere)

  • Texas Woman’s University

  • Crittenden Opera Workshop, Washington, DC

  • Harrower Opera Workshop, Atlanta, GA

  • University of Texas at Arlington

  • Towson University, MD

  • Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Gettysburg, PA

  • Trill Vocal Projects, New York, NY

  • Worcester Opera Works, MA

  • New England Conservatory, Boston, MA (premiere)



(Photo credit: Dusty Compton. The University of Alabama production of The Beautiful Bridegroom, directed by Paul Houghtaling. From left to right, Kathleen Buccleugh, Abby Carter, Kasey Fuller, Ambir Seide-Green, Lauren Carlton, and Camille Loee Sonnier.)