Avid & Wry

Julia Werntz and I are collaborating on a chamber opera called The Strange Child. We spent the last week on Swan's Island, in Maine, digging into our project, and watching operas after dinner on DVD (pictured, a fantastic production of Rigoletto with Christine Schäfer and Paolo Gavanelli). The Strange Child is based on a children's fairy tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Julia is composing the music, and I'm writing the libretto. The opera will be produced by the Pittsburg-based chamber music group called Kamraton Collective, and premier in 2021.