During my undergrad at the University of Rhode Island, I read the book The Mummy or Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice. I had the overly optimistic idea to compose an opera based on the book and began working on some musical themes. For many reasons, the opera never happened (if you know Anne Rice and think she might be interested, give her my info), but I had this short piece to show for it. Originally, it was written for rock band and strings, but I recently rearranged it for rock band, choir, and full orchestra.
On Thursday, April 23, my children’s operetta The Wishing Spell will be performed at Dartmouth Elementary in Aurora, CO at 6:30 pm. It is based on the book of the same name by Chris Colfer (Glee), with libretto by Cherity Koepke, as part of Opera Colorado’s Page to Stage Program.