HERE WE GO

just read the Daily Kos piece by Hunter titled: Kellyanne Conway to Trump critics: Be careful what you say​, an important read.

Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway threatened Harry Reid for harshly criticizing Trump’s election and all the ugliness Trump stands for. Conway says Reid should be “very careful about characterizing somebody in a legal sense.” Reid replied “It only took five days for President-elect Trump to try to silence his critics with the threat of legal action. This should shock and concern all Americans.” And it most definitely does.

MICHAEL COHEN finishes scoring “RAPPACCINI’S DAUGHTER.”

With eleven instruments-4 woodwinds, string quartet, piano, harp and french horn–Michael has completed the lush composition we both imagined (he in his way and I in mine) as we wrote…and rewrote…and rewrote…this color Michaelopera. The transporting score creates gorgeous operatic pleasures, while remaining true to a libretto in English that is a dramatic play, with words that must must be heard.  This amazingly talented composer has elevated our tale to be more passionate, more desperate; the characters and actions more archetypal yet more complex; every dilemma more nuanced; and life’s questions and outcomes deeply inscrutable, as indeed they were in medieval Padua and are today. Bravo, Michael!

HUFFINGTON POST review of TNC production

Rappaccini’s Daughter: Opera Blooms at Theater for the New City

by Melody Breyer-Grell (Writer, Vocalist, Lyricist); regular contributor

Posted: 09/29/2014 5:22 pm EDT Updated: 09/29/2014 6:59 pm EDT

SEE THE REVIEW UNDER TAB  “RAPPACCINI’S DAUGHTER” above.