New Opera: The Little Garden

Based on an excerpt from the The Diary of a Lost Girl (1905) by Margarete Böhme, The Little Garden tells the story of a prostitute who finds herself in an unusual position — negotiating with an old, worn out aristocrat who lacks the financial means to afford her companionship. With a libretto by Elizabeth Byrne,[…]

SMASHED at Freddy’s Bar

On November 14, 2013 SMASHED will receive it’s official bar premiere, at Freddy’s Bar in Brooklyn. When I began writing the opera I always conceived it from the perspective of being performed in a bar. It was after all written for Opera on Tap. Hard to put into words how exciting this is to all[…]

Carrie’s Aria at (le) poisson rouge

Opera on Tap presented Carrie’s Aria from SMASHED at the New York Opera Alliance showcase at (le) poisson rouge November 3, 2013. Such an amazing performance by Krista Wozniak as Carrie Nation, featuring Kayleigh Butcher, Christiana Little, Cameron Russell, and Meryln Wolf, with musical direction by Mila Henry, and stage direction by Jenny Lee Mitchell.[…]