A micro opera for unaccompanied singer
Music by Lisa Neher
Libretto by Kendra Leonard
High Key/Tenor or Soprano Range: C#3-A4 (Soprano up one octave)
Medium Key/Baritone or Mezzo Range: A2-F4 (Mezzo up one octave)
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A singer stuck at home expresses anxiety and frustration about his musical career and the treatment of artists by opera companies and ensembles. He wonders how Covid-19 will change the shape of future performances and how to create art during such a challenging time. Amid these struggles, he finds a reason for optimism.
This opera was written for tenor Zach Finkelstein, and the plot was developed in conversation with Zach about his experiences and feelings as a professional singer dealing with the artistic and career ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was premiered as part of the One Voice Project Micro Opera Festival in 2021.