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.
Photos from the NYC World Premiere Performance
April 23 and April 30, 2012
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 ArtsLearn More about My Last Duchess »