Introducing Proving Up
About The Series

Special Events

From time to time, Miller augments its lineup with special programs designed to explore niches beyond...

Special Events

Introducing Proving Up

A Conversation with Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30pm

Lenfest Center for the Arts


Composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek thrilled audiences and critics alike in 2016 with the premiere of their opera Breaking the Waves. On the eve of the New York premiere of their newest opera, Proving Up, the creative dynamic duo sits down with Associate Dean and Executive Director Melissa Smey to talk about the project, their creative process, and their inspiration.

Free and open to the public. Registration opens in September.


  • Missy Mazzoli composer
  • Royce Vavrek librettist

Additional Information

Co-Presented by Columbia University School of the Arts and Miller Theatre

Photo by Matt Zugale for Miller Theatre