Collaborative revision on Summer’s Twilight

It’s startling how quickly certain ideas are emerging as obviously important in the revisions going forward, and more startling how quickly some solutions are becoming incredibly obvious. It’s turning out that the reading did just what I wanted it to do, which was highlight the areas I needed to fix. One suggestion that’s come up […]

Summer’s Twilight reading post-game

That went fantastically well. The performance was great, the audience gave very useful feedback on the piece and where to go next, and everything went incredibly smoothly. We had an audience of about thirty, which is pretty good for thirty minutes of opera in a library auditorium during the first winter storm of the year. […]

Summer’s Twilight Reading – 12/5 Details

Summer’s Twilight is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The piece tells the story of the four lovers, Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius and Helena, as their romantic troubles lead them out into the forest, where the fairy, Puck, and his king, Oberon, wait ready to meddle. Part opera, part play, and part music-theatre […]

Summer's Twilight Reading December Fifth

Hello again infrequently updated blog….. Anyway. I’m putting together a reading of the first half of my opera, Summer’s Twilight, on December 5th at 2 PM at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn public library. I’ve just updated the calendar on my site with the necessary information and links. Needless to say, this reading […]

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Hello, infrequently updated blog. Hello, Kevin, how are you? Oh, doing fine, thanks. I’ve been thinking about posting. Good Idea, have a go. Okay, I will, thanks. So. My Midsummer Night’s Dream adaptation, Summer’s Twilight, is coming up for a workshop on December 5th. We’ll have five scenes, running straight through Puck’s line, “Lord what […]

Back into Midsummer again

So I’m finally back to work on Summer’s Twilight, my one act opera of Midsummer Nights’ Dream. I’ve been away scoring Theatre Hopkins’ Arabian Nights, and Baltimore Shakespeare Festival’s Twelfth Night, and moving twice, and graduating, and doing a job search, but now I’ve got a few days of lull. Just a few, but I’m taking […]