A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, opera a cappella now available at Albany Records

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A bunch of BUOSO'S

Perhaps thanks to the success of SPEED DATING TONIGHT!, BUOSO'S GHOST, my SCHICCHI sequel is making a nice comeback. Here's the post for the first of three productions, this one in November 2017 at Crane Opera Theater at SUNY Potsdam. I'll be conducting the double bill at OperaDelaware in the spring.

With General Director Brendan Cooke at a little show and tell for OperaDelaware 
at their headquarters, November 2017
Photo by Ryan MacPherson

It's especially nice to go back to OperaDelaware as they were part of a consortium that commissioned my opera, OUT OF THE RAIN (Libretto by Hugh Moffatt) back in the late '90s.

BUOSO will also play at University of Central Florida in the Spring. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Busy Fall

My newest one act opera, ANNA HUNTER had its premiere November 2-4 at Savannah Voice Festival. We moved through the Davenport House, starting in the back courtyard, then moving to the gift shop and finally ending in the parlor, where the bulk of the opera was played. Thank goodness, we had perfect weather, and good crowds, despite lots of competition from a marathon and a film festival.

The ghost of Anna Hunter (Maria Zouves) visits the Davenport House Gift Shop. Louise (Emily Righter), a young tour guide, doesn't know what to make of her. 
Photo by Bunny Ware for Savannah Morning News.

Although it can be played separately, ANNA HUNTER is also meant to be paired with ALICE RILEY, which premiered in 2015.