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A short opera written for Bariton, Tenor, Alto (or Soprano) and Chamber Orchestra. Libretto by Ty Defoe about the life of African American artist Benny Andrews and his experience meeting a native inmate while teaching art at the Hudson Correctional Facility in New York.


This work looks at genocide, history and racial issues in the United States.  


Commissioned by Susan Galbraith and New Music Theatre Alliance in honor of the
Phillips Museum 2021 centennial

trials & tears (2020) - A Short Opera in Four Scenes

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