The Center for Contemporary Opera was awarded a grant by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation to make a demonstration recording of a new opera, Is Paris Burning? by Francois Dompierre and Leonard Orr. The compelling work is about the well-known story of Hilter’s order to burn Paris during the closing days of World War II. The recording will be used to gather interest by other opera companies with the objective of a co-production with CCO.