AN AMERICAN REQUIEM
A secular mass in twelve movements commenting on the state of our country today. The texts vary from my lyrics to poems by Emma Lazarus and William Butler Yeats, writings of Anne Frank and George Orwell to street talk by opioid addicts and even wordless songs expressing the angst, sorrow and hope of these times. Being recorded by NOR Records.
Opera based on the novel by James Joyce, words by Joyce, adaptation by Roger Rudenstein. Chamber version performed by the Players Ring, Portsmouth, New Hampshire,1999. Fully orchestrated version is being recorded by NOR Records.
FAUSTUS part one
First of a four opera cycle updating the Faust legend to our times; based on the plays of Goethe and Marlowe. Premiered by the Center for Contemporary Opera, New York City in 1986. The opera follows a Trump-like American businessman who sells his soul for youth and knowledge.
FAUSTUS part two
Second opera in the American Faust cycle. Faustus falls into a mini blackhole and is transported back to the Nixon era.
FAUSTUS part three
Third opera in American Faust Cycle. The saga continues in post 911 times. Headquartered in Faustus Towers, the anti-hero becomes host of a popular reality show.
FAUSTUS part four
Fourth opera in American Faust Cycle. Faustus runs for President and (unfortunately) wins. This work is currently under construction.
THE DEVIL AND GEORGE BUSH
A comic opera about guess what featuring Kevin Corbett of Capitol Steps as you know who. Recorded in 2007 by NOR and premiered on the Internet
THE TRIAL OF GEORGE BUSH
A short opera concerning torture and other atrocities and lies. Recorded by NOR in 2008 and premiered on the Internet.
Opera about the Jew who inspired the New Testament. Premiered by the New Camerata at Symphony Space under the name "Jesus of Nazareth", New York City. 1987
Opera about an AIDS victim who is transported in his delirium to the court of Louis Fifteenth, based on the play by Edward Langlois and John Carmichael. Premiered by Opera on the Edge, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2004. Credited as the first full opera on AIDS in U.S.
STATE OF THE UNION
Cantata for Piano, Clarinet, Flute, Bassoon,
Trumpet, Viola, Cello, Soprano, Tenor and Bass-Baritone
Lyrics by George W. Bush . Recorded by MMC Records.
SONGS OF YEATS
Song cycle for soprano and baritone
CANTATI 1 and CANTATI 2
Vocalize song cycles for soprano and baritone
A children's musical, book and lyrics by Robin Dite.
Premiered at Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2001
You have to take the children away
Liar in Chief
The Accuser's Song
We Do Not Torture