If you should happen to be in or near the Winter Park-Orlando area of Florida, I’ll be speaking about Danse Russe, the new opera that I’m writing with Paul Moravec, tomorrow night at seven p.m. under the auspices of the Winter Park Institute. Here’s part of the press release:
In 2009, the Santa Fe Opera premiered The Letter, an opera by Teachout and Pulitzer-winning composer Paul Moravec based on W. Somerset Maugham’s 1927 play. Now the two men are collaborating on Danse Russe, a backstage comedy about the creation of The Rite of Spring that will be premiered by Philadelphia’s Center City Opera Theater in the spring of 2011. In collaboration with the music department of Rollins College, Teachout presents a sneak preview of excerpts from Danse Russe and talks about the challenge of writing his first original opera libretto….
For more details, go here.