..beginnings are such nerve wracking moments. But imagine the excitement of Washington National Opera, gathering exceptional artists together to give the sixth production of a work by a major living American composer. Compound the excitement with the knowledge that the composer will be present and that the opera has garnered, at each presentation, adulation, greater stature, and a deepening renown and suddenly, this ‘beginning’ is an event. And it brings WNO’s production team and company talents into an even brighter spotlight.
..well, there was the glut of dust bunnies under my books, in the living room. ..there were the carton of ‘good intentions’ and projects itemized for attempt, on my desktop.. -there was the joy of immersion in a particular book: Verdi’s Aida; The History of an Opera, in Letters and Documents, by Hans Busch, which detailed the gestation, creation, collaboration and first years of performance of that seminal opera. Incredible story..
In The Flutter of an Eye
by Tom Minter
Based on Neil Gaiman’s, The Sweeper of Dreams
ENO Mini Opera submission