Music: Opera

House of Legendary
in development

Formerly titled “Legendary.”  Opera in development with The American Opera Project (AOP) and the Seagle Music Colony.  Libretto by Jason Kim.  Developmental support provided by an Opera America Repertoire Development Grant and an Opera Genesis Fellowship at The Hermitage Artist Colony.  Workshops have include those with the Seagle Music Festival, Amanda + James, The American Opera Project, Fort Worth Opera’s “Frontiers”, and Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater’s “From Page to Stage” program.

For additional information and to view clips, please visit the project’s homepage with The American Opera Project (AOP).

Length 100″

Language: English
Cast: 1soprano, 1countertenor, 2 tenor, 1 baritone

“It’s love or drag, baby”

Famed drag performer Dee Legendary embarks on a passionate love affair with Officer John, whose fascination with Dee takes an unexpected and dangerous turn. Inspired by a true story, House of Legendary is an opera about double lives and destructive desires set in the glory days of New York City’s underground drag culture.


fl, cl (b. cl.), 2perc(drum kit+vibes), pno, 2vln, vla, vlc, db

Dust World

For bass-baritone and string quartet. A monodrama exploring themes of identity, privilege, and desire set on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the 1980s. Part of the collaborative chamber opera “American Gothic.” Text by Adrian C. Louis. Length: 13′

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