Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director of ALT presents The Composer's Voice, a new master class series to be presented at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The first event is with composer Mark Adamo. The series will feature some of the greatest living composers coaching some of America's most renowned singing-actors as they prepare roles for the stage. Edelson explains that, "unlike traditional master classes in which a celebrity artist coaches aspiring young artists, The Composer's Voice puts the celebrity artists in the 'hot-seat', providing audiences with a unique, voyeuristic opportunity to see great singers and actors prepare their roles under the guidance of the very composers who wrote them. Imagine having the opportunity to see Bernstein or Gershwin, or even Verdi or Mozart work one-on-one with the artists who brought their works to life on stage. ALT is making this possible for a new generation of audiences." An Evening with Mark Adamo will feature Adamo working individually with guest artists from New York City Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, and the Broadway stage as they prepare roles from his two critically acclaimed works: Little Women and Lysistrata. Among those participating will be Aaron Lazar (currently starring in The Light in the Piazza), Lauren Molina (currently starring in Sweeney Todd), Emily Pulley (Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden), and Chad Shelton (New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera).