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The Island of the Ugly Sisters is now available for production. It is perfect for a small company or a music school or college: sixty minutes in length, four voices, scored for one piano or a small chamber ensemble (cl, vn, vcl, hp, pn). Costumes and staging are minimal. 


Both the composer and librettist are experienced teachers, and both are available to help with productions. They could particupate in video conferences with cast members or students, offer lectures, direct seminars, introduce the opera at performances, and answer question of patrons. Topics adapted to the interests and needs of each venue could include the following:


History and Making of the Opera

The Libretto: Conception and Writing

English Poetry and Opera

Listening to One's Characters


Elements of Opera

Song Construction


Character Analysis and Back Story





The chance to work closely with a composer and librettist during the production of an opera is a rare and valuable opportunity, especially for students.


For more information about producing Sisters in your venue, please contact Emily Anderson.

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