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

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

MIDSUMMER is coming back

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, opera a cappella, is my best work. It's only been done once since the great premiere in Memphis in 2011. Now thanks to a Courtney Kalbecker, a great producer, and Shodekeh, a visionary breath artist, it's going to make it to the stage again in 2022. The production at Towson University is going to include a newly commissioned small orchestration. Eight winds and brass will supplement the a cappella "voicestra" in order to give it the confidence and grounding of instrumental pitches. I'm very hopeful that this will make the opera much more frequently performed as the stuff happening onstage isn't usually of a high difficulty level.

If you are interested in seeing the piano vocal score, it's available for an instantaneous download here.