The Act

2010 | soprano, tenor and piano.

Poem by H.L. Hix. This intriguing piece is about a circus knife thrower and his wife, and is very theatrical. The work is approximately 6 minutes long and should be staged. Please see my Opera Catalog for more information.

This song was commissioned by The Sorel Organization as part of a grant to New Triad of Collaborative Arts for their retrospective of my music at SongFest 2010 in Malibu, CA. The work premiered June 19, 2010 at Pepperdine University in Malibu, with tenor Blaise Pascal, soprano Andrea Leyton-Mange and pianist Andrew Rosenblum. The premiere recording was on the December 2019 Naxos release Living in the Body — Songs of Lori Laitman, with soprano Ashley Emerson, tenor Dominic Armstrong and pianist Andrew Rosenblum. To purchase, please click here

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