Evan L. Snyder

Evan L. Snyder


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A composer of music for theaters and concert halls, Evan L. Snyder’s music embodies beauty, technical prowess, and subtlety.

Inspired by a broad gambit of musical voices, Evan’s music emerges from a love of such disparate composer as Benjamin Britten, Stephen Sondheim, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Strauss, and many other of history’s most successful theatrical composers. Throughout his diverse body of work, Evan L. Snyder is unified in his dedication to storytelling. Best known for his works for the operatic stage, Evan has been praised for his “genuine understanding of the human voice” and his “unapologetically beautiful music,” but for him, bringing stories to life through music is the center of his work. A winner of the 2017 Fort Worth Opera Frontiers Competition, his first opera, A Capacity for Evil, broke with conventional opera genres, telling a Holmesian detective tale on the operatic stage. The opera premiered in fall 2018, with Detroit’s Opera MODO and was enthusiastically received by the run’s sold out audiences. Evan’s current operatic project, The Clef of the Universe, is a new science fiction opera, following a group of archeologist crash-landed on an alien world. An aria excerpted from the new work, “On the beach at night alone…” was previewed at Constellation Chicago as a part of the 2019 Fresh Inc Festival.