A new opera in the works!
Dicapo Opera in New York City is forming a consortium of companies to co-commission my next opera, House Divided, to receive its premiere in early 2015 as part of the great Lincoln celebration: the sesquicentennial of his assassination. The story centers around the young couple who sat with the Lincolns that fateful night in Ford’s Theatre, who themselves had a tragic story involving love, incest, madness and murder. I’m already at work on it, and I’ll keep posting more details as they develop: Stay tuned!
GPRRecords has completed the recording of 7 songs and song cycles (Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Garland, baritone; and Jason Wirth, piano) and the release, sometime early in 2014, will be announced soon!