Baritone Joshua Hopkins sings the world premiere of a dramatic new song cycle featuring poetry by Margaret Atwood and music by Jake Heggie. Inspired by the tragic murder of Hopkins’ sister in 2015, the eight songs in this 30-minute cycle trace a powerful journey of grief, connection and transformation. Available beginning March 5 for digital [more]
Songs for Murdered Sisters will be released on film (Feb. 19, 2021) and as a digital album (March 5, 2021). The song cycle was conceived not only for voice and piano, but also in a fully orchestrated version. It was co-commissioned by Houston Grand Opera and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra. The film, directed by [more]
A 25-minute song cycle for baritone and piano, also for baritone and orchestra. New poetry by Margaret Atwood. Commissioned for baritone Joshua Hopkins by the Houston Grand Opera and Canada’s National Arts Centre. First Performance: Sept 10, 2020 at the Rothko Chapel in Houston TX, featuring baritone Joshua Hopkins and pianist Jake Heggie. Orchestral Premiere, [more]
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