Stacy Garrop’s Transformation of Jane Doe, Vanguard Composer, Chicago Opera Theater
Stacy Garrop’s Transformation of Jane Doe was stunning, with a great original storyline from librettist Jerry Dye. The entire organization of Chicago Opera Theater was top-notch professional, lead by their stalwart Music Director Lydia Yankovskaya. Read the review from Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune here.
This post is much delayed, but I wanted to include it in my blog because it was simply such a thrill to be part of a new opera coming to life. You know you’re dealing with a great composer when every last line in your score, even when completely immersed in the texture, is gratifying to play. Of course, I was just one small part of this all-around terrific production, but I hope it gets a fully staged premier WITHOUT a pandemic whirling around us. This opera deserves to be on stages around the world.