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10 Days in a Madhouse 

world premiere Sept 2023

co-commissioned by Opera Philadelphia and Tapestry Opera

libretto by Hannah Moscovitch

for 2 sopranos, mezzo, baritone, women's chorus

and 12 instruments + electronics

duration: 85minutes

supported by a 2019 OPERA AMERICA female commissioning grant

No. 1 pick in 'the best classical music of 2023' - Washington Post

"An opera of unexpected immediacy" - Washington Post

"A vital new opera"  - Opera Now

"Stunning" - Broadway World 

"Engaging score ... beautifull sung" - Washington Classical Review

"Harrowing, breathless" - New York Times

10 days 8 by dominic m mercier.jpg

Love, Loss, and the Century Upon Us  

as a part of A SUMMER PLACE [in development] 

libretto by Jerre Dye

co-commissioned by Chautauqua Opera and Opera Memphis

for mezzo, baritone and 13 instruments

projected duration: 18 minutes


Photo by Dominic M. Mercier

Machine [2017, in development] 

projected duration: 90 minutes

libretto by Jason Kim

excerpt: OPERA America New Works Showcase, January 20, 2017

Empty the House [2016, rev. 2019]

for soprano, mezzo, baritone

2(I=picc, II=afl). 1.0.1 - - 2 perc, pno(synth), soundtrack


duration: 60 minutes

libretto by Mark Campbell

premiere: Jan 21-24, 2016, Curtis Opera Theater

An American Man [2014]

for 3 singers and large ensemble

duration: 20 minutes

libretto by Jason Kim

commissioned by Washington National Opera/American Opera Initiative

The Red Thread [2012]

for 3 singers and large ensemble

duration: 45 minutes

recording made possible by Kentucky Foundation for Women's Artist Enrichment Grant

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