Composers on Composing Opera
The following transcript is from the DG Opera Committee librettists webinar, August 11, 2021, moderated by Lila Palmer with Nicolas Lell Benavides, Paola Prestini, Scott Davenport Richards, Kamala Sankaram, Stephen Schwartz, and Huang Ruo and has been edited for print.
Nov 01, 2021
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LILA PALMER: It’s such an honor to be here. I’m a librettist and opera consultant as well as Interim Managing Director of American Lyric Theater. My practice is based in empathy, optimism, and sharing concealed narratives. Today we are speaking with a very accomplished bunch of composers. Let’s start off with a small question which probably has a significant answer, but we’ll try and be succinct. Why opera?
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