Date of Graduation
Master of Music (MM)
Second Committee Member
opera, performance, music composition
My opera entitled “the game: a contemporary opera in one act” began as a project in my undergraduate composition lessons. My vision for this opera is to make it accessible and easily performed by singers with minimal “operatic training.” This is an opera for developing singers, and a great introduction to the style of opera without long, draining arias, or complicated ensembles. This opera was performed on April 2nd, 2022 in Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall as a partial fulfillment for my degree requirements. Long-term, I envision The Game performed by singers in high school, undergraduates, or even community theaters. I utilize the leitmotiv technique throughout the opera, as well as incorporating specific keys and harmonic language to represent the different locations - Tygon and Earth.
Erwin, K. (2022). the game: a contemporary opera in one act. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/4549