Composition DMA Mike McFerron's Opera Scene Performed at Carnegie Hall
Conservatory alum Mike McFerron, (MM Composition 1996, DMA Composition, 2000) has his opera scene performed at Carnegie Hall.
The Remarkable Theatre Brigade Company is performing “Loving Is” as part of the Opera Shorts concert Nov. 4, 2011 at Carnegie Hall. The opera scene is the work of Dr. Mike McFerron, music professor and composer-in-residence at Lewis University.
Opera Shorts is a highly acclaimed concert series of 10-minute operas that have featured the music of highly regarded composers including Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner, John Corigliano, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer, William Bolcom.
Dr. McFerron began working on the scene in collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Yordy, executive director of major gifts at Lewis University, more than one year ago. Featuring a libretto by Yordy, “Loving Is” is inspired by the legendary story of Tristan and Isolde. “The story of Tristan and Isolde provided a great springboard for me and Jonathan to comment upon some of life’s most fundamental questions regarding desire, free will, faith and fidelity,” said McFerron. In “Loving Is,” Tristan goes mad with violent jealousy upon suspicion that his lover, Isolde, has fallen in love with another.
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