Come to Poet’s House on November 8th to hear a libretto reading and musical excerpts from J. D. McClatchy’s and my opera-in-progress, The Leopard, based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s remarkable 1958 novel. Commissioned by American Opera Projects, with support from the Paul Underwood Trust and the Virginia Toulmin Foundation, The Leopard is my third opera with McClatchy. Here’s a link:
In preparation for a recording for Albany Records, my one-act opera, The Death of Webern, on a libretto by J. D. McClatchy, will be performed April 22 – 24, 2015 at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami at Coral Gables,
Tony Boutté will sing the part of Anton Webern and Alan Johnson will conduct. The opera, commissioned by The Pocket Opera Players, had its premiere in October, 2013 at Symphony Space, New York.
Nobody, my piece for chorus and oboe, will have its New York premiere May 19th and 28th, 2015 by the New Amsterdam Singers, Clara Longstreth, director. Based on four poems by
Emily Dickinson, each of which contains the word “nobody”, Nobody was commissioned by the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble (Robert Cowles, director), and had its world premiere in Syracuse in April, 2012.
STAY TUNED for an upcoming reading this fall of scenes from The Leopard, my opera-in-progress also on a libretto by J. D. McClatchy. Commissioned by American Opera Projects, the reading will part of AOP’s “First Chance” series.