Libretto by Kendra Harder 2022 Developed through the Fresh Squeezed Opera Vocal Lab 2022
Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano, piano Duration: 10'
This work portrays my experience of coming out to myself, the impact on my former relationship, and the juxtoposition of the absolute joy and devestating heartbreak that I felt through this experience.
Presently it functions as a short stand-alone scene, and is still in development. Through the Fresh Squeezed Opera Vocal Lab, I have been collaborating with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Feigenbaum, and pianist Candace Chien. The digital premiere of this scene-in-progress will be late Summer 2022. More details to come.
My participation in this Vocal Lab was sponsored by a Fresh Squeezed Opera scholarship, and a SK Arts Microgrant. Thank you so much to both organizations for putting your faith in me and my music.