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 summer 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!