Songs for Soprano and Piano. Poetry by Emily Dickinson. Commissioned by the Ravinia Festival in celebration of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s 70th Birthday. First performance: Aug 12, 2014 at the Miller Theater, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL, with soprano Kiri Te Kanawa and pianist Jake Heggie. 1. Silence 2. I’m Nobody! Who are You? 3. [more]
Duet for soprano & mezzo-soprano with new text by Charles Hart. Created for soprano Kiri Te Kanawa and mezzo Frederica von Stade. First performance: March 29, 2011 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center in Tulsa, OK.
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 [more]
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