Now Available: micro opera for unaccompanied voice
PDF score of Now Available, a micro opera for unaccompanied singer
Music by Lisa Neher, libretto by Kendra Preston Leonard
Length: 7 minutes
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)
Additional Transpositions available by request.
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 for the One Voice Project Micro Opera Festival in 2021, 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.
Sliding scale performance rights licensing will be arranged with the composer with consideration for the performer's budget.