Text by Terrence McNally from his Tony Award-winning play, Master Class. Composed for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Merola Opera Program and to remember the late James Schwabacher. Commissioned by Rusty Rolland. First performance: May 19, 2007 in San Francisco with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and pianist Jake Heggie. NOTE: a revised version in a higher key and with optional notes was created for soprano Kiri Te Kanawa.
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