My Last Duchess & The Clever Mistress

A Double-Bill Operatic Production

To produce my first opera, I joined with fellow composer Robert Sirota and composer/conductor/producer Victoria Bond to present a double bill of one-acts (with The Clever Mistress), both set in the Italian Renaissance.

My tragedy and Bob’s comedy make a delicious pair that has played to sold-out houses and received outstanding reviews. The original production is available, as are the works individually.

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Photos from the NYC World Premiere Performance
April 23 and April 30, 2012

My Last Duchess - Theodore Wiprud

My Last Duchess. From the world premiere in NYC, April 23 and 30, 2012.
My Last Duchess - Theodore Wiprud<

My Last Duchess. From the world premiere in NYC, April 23 and 30, 2012.
The Clever Mistress - Robert Sirota

The Clever Mistress. From the world premiere in NYC, April 23 and 30, 2012.
The Clever Mistress - Robert Sirota

The Clever Mistress. From the world premiere in NYC, April 23 and 30, 2012.
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Press

An evening of one-act operas that proudly luxuriate in the spirit of the Renaissance.”

—Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times

. . . Wiprud succeeds in this mission illuminated by Browning. A through-composed dramatic monologue is a perfect vehicle for a one-act opera. While familiar airs, often material for the traditional madrigal, are not used in Duchess, lilting melodies and counterpoint are elaborated. Wiprud has given instrumental color an important role throughout. The chamber orchestra was awash in distinctive sounds.”

—Susan Hall, Berkshire Fine Arts

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Upcoming Performances

  1. Yoonie Han Premieres “Lady Macbeth” at Baruch

    February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Premiere of Song Cycle “For Allegra”

    February 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Recordings

American Violin Concertos

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Violin Concerto (Katrina) performed by Ittai Shapira and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Fire In Heaven And Earth

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The first recording devoted to the composer's work, featuring four works of vocal, chamber, and orchestral music.

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The American Evolution

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FREE CD AVAILABLE—Sonata For Piano performed by Kris Carlisle on Piano Sonatas, Phase 2 of his recording project.

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