Tag Archives: Nilo Cruz

This is it!

This is it, ladies and gentlemen. Bel Canto has made its final transition from book to opera. Practically 5 years after the World Premiere Announcement, 14 years after Ann Patchett’s riveting novel was first published, and 19 years after the … Continue reading

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The Final Stretch

All things must come to an end, but sometimes the end can signify new beginnings. Just a few days ago I delivered the final piano/vocal score of “Bel Canto”: over 400 pages of some of the most inspired music I’ve … Continue reading

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Past the middle mark

So here we are at the start of a new year, and a little less than two years before the premiere of “Bel Canto”. But first let’s take a quick look back at 2013: I started work on the score; … Continue reading

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It’s time for music!

There’s no feeling like flying back home; especially after a rewarding stay in Chicago, a city that has welcomed me on more than one occasion and always succeed in making me feel like one of its own. This flight is … Continue reading

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Back to the Magic City

Miami, August 2, 2011. After an overnight flight from San Francisco I finally arrive to my hotel, eager to meet Nilo Cruz in the city that he has called home since he first arrived to the US as a little … Continue reading

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Libretto in the works

The world premiere announcement last February at the Lyric Opera of Chicago left us all with an incredible feeling of expectation. We were mesmerized by the extensive press coverage that followed and by how fast the news spread throughout the … Continue reading

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A journey begins

Today is a special day. It marks the end of an intense period of preparation and the beginning of an equally intense period of artistic creation. The Lyric Opera of Chicago has entrusted me with the task of composing a … Continue reading

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