My teachers at the American Lyric Theater Composer Librettist Development Program -- Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell -- shared the quote that is featured in this article with our class. In it, Paul Auster talks about how opera came to have meaning for him. Wonderful to read, as I'm figuring out what opera means to me.
So far, my homework assignments have included writing recitative with composer Kamala Sankorum and writing an aria with composer Evan Meier. Next up… writing a quartet with composer Elizabeth Lim!