Opera America Songbook

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Laitman’s Building A House, to a poem by Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen, is one of the 47 songs commissioned by Opera America for the opening of the National Opera Center in NYC in September of 2012. Gregory Berg of The Journal of Singing recently reviewed the CD set and wrote: “Space does not permit comment on all forty-seven songs, but several deserve at least a brief mention. Lori Laitman’s contribution to the collection is an exquisite setting of a text by Joyce Sutphen titled “Building a House,” which Jennifer Check sings divinely.”

At 53:40 into this video, you can watch Jennifer and Lori performing the song on March 19, 2013 at The National Opera Center.