The Light

The light ignites a shadow play.
This light, so slow to know it means.
As candles burn (so soon to dim)
let us sing, again!
Let’s not speak softly of the night
(the coming of the final turns);
so slow to know it means, the light
holds fast to light while still it burns.
So when the dancing shadows slow,
and when the sailboats [...]

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The River’s Daughter

[ July 28, 2011; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ]
At the end of the 2nd week of the Jerwood Opera Writing Course I was paired with Librettist Sasha Dugdale and Director Natalie Abrahami to create a short (10 minute) opera for performance in the 3rd and final week.  Over the course of the three months, our collaboration has resulted in The River’s Daughter, which [...]

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