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87 Gainsborough St
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. 

Upcoming Performances

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Freedom Ride (WORLD PREMIERE), February 8, 14, and 16, Chicago Opera Theater

Freedom Ride, workshop with orchestra, November 3, MassOpera, Boston, MA

Bergen Variations, September 28, Lowell Chamber Orchestra, MA; inaugural concert, conducted by Maestro Orlando Cela)

Excerpts from Freedom Ride, May 22, Opera del West, Boston, MA

The Beautiful Bridegroom, March 22-24, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

The Cowboy's Life, January 6, Michelle Fiertek and the Arraes-Moyer Duo, Hartt School of Music, West Hartford, CT


Catharine Cole's Correspondence, November 17, Tesserae Collective, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Beautiful Bridegroom, October 13-14, West Texas A&M University

The Beautiful Bridegroom, July 14, Chicago Summer Opera


Two Songs About Cats, April 29, The New School of Music, Cambridge, MA

With Lauren Cook, Elise Tally, and Kai-Ching Chang


The Beautiful Bridegroom, April 19-21, MetroWest Opera 


The Haunting of Lady McShivers (premiere), April 8, The Rivers School Conservatory, Weston, MA


An Embarrassing Position, March 8 and 10, University of West Georgia


The Beautiful Bridegroom and Works of Mercy, February 8-9, Southeastern Louisiana University


Excerpts from Freedom Ride, January 15, New Works Forum, Opera America, New York

With Dara Rahming, Valerie Anne Jones Francis, Tyrone Chambers, and Justin Hopkins


Excerpts from Freedom Ride, January 4, National Opera Association annual convention, New Orleans

With Dara Rahming, Valerie Anne Jones Francis, and Ivan Griffin




An Embarrassing Position, November 10-11, Western Michigan University


Excerpts from Freedom Ride, September 24, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Killian Hall, MIT

With Kristin Young and Robert Honeysucker


Two Songs About Cats, September 24, Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans, LA

"Rrrrescue Benefit Concert" with Maria Elise Thomas to benefit


An Embarrassing Position, July 29-30, Miami Music Festival


The Cowboy's Life (world premiere), April 8, The Rivers School Conservatory, Weston, MA


Excerpts from Freedom Ride, March 22-23, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Oberon, Cambridge, MA


Two Songs About Cats, March 10, Keller, TX; March 18, Dallas, TX; The Little Trio


The Beautiful Bridegroom, February 9, Bridge Week, An Independent Student Festival at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow




Excerpts from Freedom Ride, August 26-28, La Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, Mexico City, Mexico

With Dara Rahming, Chauncey Packer, Ivan Griffin, and the New Orleans Black Chorale

Conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto.


An Embarrassing Position, May 4-5, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA


Two Songs About Cats (world premiere), April 9, The Rivers School Conservatory, Weston, MA


Catharine Cole's Correspondence, March 28, Church of the Pilgrims, Washington, DC

Celebrating Women's History Month: A Concert Presented by Musicians from The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"


An Embarrassing Position, March 20, Opera del West, Natick, MA




Song of the Open Road (world premiere), November 22, Calliope's Call

Longyear Museum, Chestnut Hill, MA  


Excerpts from Lady Orchid and An Embarrassing Position, November 15, Opera on Tap, The Pinch


The Beautiful Bridegroom, November 13-14, Western Michigan University

Directed by Carl Ratner.


The Beautiful Bridegroom, November 12-13, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Directed by Linda Lister.


Gold and Silver Moons, November 10, Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo, Johanna Cox, and Dianne Frazer

Baton Rouge University, LA


Song of the Open Road (world premiere), October 17-18, Calliope's Call, Bloomington and Indianapolis, IN


Gold and Silver Moons (world premiere), August 16, National Flute Association convention, Washington, DC


An Embarrassing Position, May 30-31, Hartford Opera Theater

Directed by Kristy Chambrelli.


Three Moon Poems for the Children (world premiere), April 10-12, Rivers School Conservatory

Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young.


An Embarrassing Position, March 27, Xavier University of Louisiana

Directed by Dara Rahming.


La niña quiere un helado, March 25, University of Southern Mississippi

Nicholas Ciraldo and Jerry Cruse, guitars.




The Beautiful Bridegroom and An Embarrassing Position, November 14 - 15, Wayne State University

Directed by Frances N. Brockington.


The Beautiful Bridegroom, November 11 , University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Directed by James Marvel.


The Beautiful Bridegroom, November 1 - 2, Chicago College for the Performing Arts, Roosevelt University

OperaFest VII.


Freedom Ride, Saturday, September 27, 1:00pm, Xavier University of Louisiana

Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts, annual convention.  With Dara Rahming, Valerie Anne Jones Francis, Chauncey Packer, Ivan Griffin, and the Xavier University of Louisiana Concert Choir.  Directed and conducted by John Ware.  Wilfred Delphin, piano.