Tag Archives: Sir Andrew Davis

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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Pushing the Right Buttons

Few things can be more rewarding for a composer than a standing ovation after the premiere of a new work, but last weekend I got to experience the same rush of excitement inside a rehearsal room, with only four people … 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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A Knight, a Diva and an Opera House

Forty minutes might seem like a lot of music, but in the context of a full-evening opera, we’re just getting started. That’s how much I’ve written so far, which means only another hundred minutes remain to be written. Sigh. Granted, … 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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