Building A House

2012 | soprano or mezzo-soprano/piano; tenor/piano; baritone/piano.

Poem by Joyce Sutphen (b.1949). Former Poet Laureate of Minnesota.

Commissioned by Opera America, to celebrate the opening of the National Opera Center in NYC.

The Opera America Songbook collection is published by Schott. To purchase, please click here.

To purchase the Opera America CD set, which includes the premiere recording with soprano Jennifer Check and composer/pianist Lori Laitman, please click here.

A film interpretation by students at Peabody Conservatory, done during my Spring 2021 virtual residency, is below.