I am writing to let you know that on Saturday February 15 at 7 p.m. (yes, please note, 7 NOT 8!) and on Sunday February 16 at 3 p.m., the Tufts Opera Ensemble will be presenting the world premieres of my two one-act chamber operas, The Nightingale and the Rose and The Happy Prince. The libretti are adaptations by yours truly of the two eponymous Oscar Wilde tales: exquisite melancholy/comic stories about the sacrifices required by genuine love in its various guises.
The performances are in the hands of many wonderfully talented Tufts students, under the brilliant and fearless guidance of stage director and voice teacher extraordinaire, Carol Mastrodomenico. The small chamber orchestra is conducted by Tufts Junior Iverson Eliopoulos.
The performances are at Distler Hall in the Granoff Center, Tufts’ music building on Talbot Avenue (part of the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus). They are free – no tickets are required. There is parking available on Talbot Avenue, and in the parking lot behind Granoff – the Tufts police do NOT ticket on performance weekends…
I hope to see many of you there! This is a very exciting occasion for me!
All the very best always,