Lewis Whittington, an EDGE contributor, has written an article about my September 12th performance of Love/Hate for the Philadelphia branch of the website. Below is an excerpt, and a link to read the rest of the article.
I’m delighted to announce that scenes from my one act chamber opera, Love/Hate, will be performed this coming September at the Philly Fringe/Live Arts Festival, an international presenter of the performing arts. The festival is actually two concurrent arts festivals, the Live Arts Festival and the Philly Fringe, rolled into one. CoNEXTions: The Next Generation of Opera will be presenting the piece with the Center City Opera Theatre on September 12th at 3:00pm.
A Comic Chamber Opera
A chamber opera in development, Love/Hate continues to gain supporters. American Opera Projects in New York is the leading consortium to develop the work, along with San Francisco-based ODC Theater and Urban Arias out of Arlington, Virginia. Following its 2011 premier in five cities, the opera will also be performed by Houston Grand Opera in 2012. The librettist for Love/Hate is my dear friend & longtime musical collaborator, Rob Bailis. Here’s Rob’s description of the work…
Song of Houston: East + West
I was recently commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera to compose a brief one-act opera for their ongoing program called Song of Houston. The piece, East + West, will be written this summer – it’s slated for premiere in late January 2011! I’m working with Eugenie Chan, a fantastic San Francisco playwright. Supported through a major grant from the Mellon Institute, “Song of Houston makes opera relevant through stories that engage hearts and minds. These stories are told through collaborative community and educational projects that push the limits of the traditional arts and incorporate music-making, photography, creative writing and visual art.”