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May She | She May: A Chamber Opera in One Act (2016) | 18'
3 High voices [Gertrude: D#4-Bb6, May: E4-Bb6, Mabel: A3-F#5], Piano, Harpsichord [F1-F5], Percussion (Suspended Cymbal,
Tam-tam, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Woodblock, Whip)
Incidental Music, Electronics
Production Run: January 14, 2021 - February 15, 2021
In 2017, Baltimore’s disgraced former mayor removed the confederate statues in the middle of the night and told the public they were being stored in a “pretty safe space.” But where are they exactly and what other secrets are hidden with them? From the comfort of your home, you will get phone calls from Maryland’s most nefarious characters and honorable heroes as they rely on you in a race to find the secret location of the removed Confederate Monuments and chase missing cash from the Healthy Holly books.
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Healthy Holly Theme Song
Phone Line Waiting Music (unused)
Atari-Style Barrel-Dodging Music (unused)
Encounter with Statue at the
Encounter with Statue at the
Natty Boh Factory
Encounter with Statue at
Encounter with the "Order of the Wheel" & Chessie Rises from the Deep
MAY SHE | SHE MAY, A Chamber Opera in One Act (2016)
3 High voices [Gertrude: D#4-Bb6, May: E4-Bb6, Mabel: A3-F#5], Piano, Harpsichord [F1-F5], Percussion (Suspended Cymbal, Tam-tam, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Woodblock, Whip)
Total duration ca. 18'
One-Act Chamber Opera
Premiered April 2016 in Baltimore, MD by Tirzah Hawley (Gertrude), Young Eun Lee (May), Katharine Estes (Mabel), Hanna Shin (Piano),
Aaron Thacker (Harpischord), Mari Takeda (Percussion), and Peter Dayton (Conductor)
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Video Performance, August 2, 2019 in Baltimore, MD
Arianna Arnold (Gertrude), Katie Procell (May), Hannah Wardell (Mabel), Ben Giroux (Percussion), Valerie Hsu (Harpsichord), Aaron Thacker (Piano)
This work was composed as part of the Opera Etudes collaboration program at the Peabody Institute, the premiere directed by Roger Brunyate. It concerns one of the pivotal relationships in the life of the famous writer Gertrude Stein. At the age of 20 (1900), a medical student at the Johns Hopkins University, Stein finds herself unhappy in her work and in the misogynistic hostility from her teachers and colleagues. She also finds herself attracted to one of the women in her circle of friends, May Bookstaver. In discovering a side of herself that she had not before acknowledged, Gertrude Stein undergoes an experience which will change the course of the rest of her life.
Read the article in SCENE4 Magazine by Karren Alennier about MAY SHE | SHE MAY: Even through passion's mud puddle: a new opera about Gertrude Stein