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

Saturday, April 27, 2024


Pauline looks back on her St. Petersburg debut where 
she first meets Ivan Turgenev.

NOTES ON VIARDOT premieres tonight at the University of South Dakota-Vermillion. It has been a long and gratifying journey! Their producer/director Tracelyn Gesteland has made it a smooth and beautiful ride. The music department and college of fine arts has been supportive of this chance for the opera program to stretch. I owe Dr. Gesteland BIG for suggesting the idea of an opera about Pauline and this is paying off in the amount of interest that the show has gotten, both in the workshops at Florida Grand Opera, Taos Opera Institute, and Missouri State University, and in the interest in future productions, including those already confirmed at Arizona State University and Baylor University. 

My hope is that this will create a wave of productions for Viardot's already popular CENDRILLON and other pieces, such as THE LAST SORCERER

To learn more details about NOTES ON VIARDOT, go here.


Monday, April 8, 2024

The Bond Between premiere, April 2024

Darci, James Blond, and me

After much delay, "The Bond Between" Six songs about women and horses had its premiere April 7th at Northern State University. Commissioned by Darci Bultema, I wrote the music and most of the lyrics. The list of songs is:

1. Three Amigos
2. In Perfect Equipoise
3. Chores
4. The Bond Between (text by Darci Bultema and Michael Ching)
5. Don't Make Me Choose (Between a Husband and a Horse)
6. All is well (text by Josephine Robertson)

Here's a soundcloud playlist of the songs. If you are interested in singing these, just get in touch. I'll get them up on my e-commerce site soon.

The NSU Krikac Auditorium is quite beautiful, with stained glass windows down one side.