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November 29, 2012

TT: Once more, etc.

Paul Moravec and I are now officially at work on our third operatic collaboration.

1752SA.jpgThe King's Man is a one-act chamber opera about the conflict between Benjamin Franklin and William, his illegitimate son, who were on opposite sides in the Revolutionary War--William, a Tory, remained loyal to the British government--and whose relationship was permanently sundered by their political differences.

The King's Man will be a companion piece to Danse Russe, our second opera, which was commissioned by Philadelphia's Center City Opera Theater and premiered by them last year. The two works will make use of near-identical vocal and instrumental forces and are meant to be performed there as a double bill. Kentucky Opera, which is based in Louisville, announced today that The King's Man will be developed in the company's composer workshop program, then premiered in tandem with Danse Russe in October of 2013 as part of the company's new Contemporary Opera Series.

To learn more about The King's Man and Kentucky Opera, go here.

Posted November 29, 2012 12:00 AM

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