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Embarrassed of the Whole

collaborators: Panoply Performance Laboratory, Esther Neff, Kaia Gilje

Embarrassed of the Whole

After 3 years of experiments and phases, a libretto by Esther Neff was given to me, over 60 pages of material making up 3 full-length operas.

This is a demo of the first movement of the opera, finished at Yaddo in 2018 and recorded by the composer during the next year:


This is a recording made by the composer of the aria at the center of the opera, “Jan Smuts’ Begrudgingly Included Aria”