Tom's Opera Talk
I am in the midst of Kidnapping Water composing and auditions, so my answers to his query were brief:
Why opera? and Why now?
superstar passion : rarefied voices : unwitting pain
21st century american privilege necessitates extreme humanity
Is it opera? In what sense?
trained voices sing their narratives as if nothing else mattered
What kind of stories do you want to tell? Why?
stories that should survive neglect