It is just before dawn. The song in my dream calls me to the piano. Who will sing this melody? Will it be Sor Juana, the seventeenth-century Mexican nun who fought for the rights of girls to be educated? Perhaps it is Aileen Wuornos, meeting her fate on death row, after suffering a lifetime of trauma. It could also be the silence of three bystanders, bearing witness to violence, but too afraid to act, or the inner workings of Helen Keller’s brilliant mind, calling out racism, ableism and other “isms”, although she couldn’t see the color of my skin.
These are the subjects of my operas.
Navona Records releases Piano Spectrums, a compilation of solo piano works including pieces from my first opera, WUORNOS!
The collection of pieces is brilliantly interpreted by Anna Kislitsyna, who will perform my work and the work of nine other composers at Carnegie Hall on June 24, 2022.
To learn more about this recording please click this link: https://bit.ly/PIANOSPECTRUMS
For tickets to attend the Carnegie Hall performance in June, please click here: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2022/06/24/Anna-Kislitsyna-Piano-0800PM
Carla Lucero, cast and creative team interviewed on the set of Lucero’s opera, Las Tres Mujeres de Jerusalén (The Three Women of Jerusalem) that premiered with LA Opera at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in March 2022. This opera is the first in the cycle of five operas, “Song of LA”, which will be featured during the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles!