New Libretto Commission: Opera Steamboat World Premiere

Today OPERA America announced its Female Composer Commissioning Grants. One was awarded to Opera Steamboat, who is commissioning Leanna Kirchoff to write them a new opera with me on board as librettist. Tentatively titled Steamboat Cookie, this comic one-act chamber opera will premiere in August 2021. There will be singing auctioneers aplenty and some other fun surprises we’ve got up our sleeves! You can read more about all of the awarded projects here. I must say, we are in some pretty impressive company! I’m looking forward to joining forces with Leanna again and diving into this project. Stay tuned for progress reports!

Leanna and I shared some delicious shaved snow at Grace Street back in January on a break during the OPERA America New Works Forum.

Leanna and I shared some delicious shaved snow at Grace Street back in January on a break during the OPERA America New Works Forum.

Rachel Peters