Table Manners

A duet / duel for two sopranos and forty pounds of silverware. The struggle between finding human connection  vs. settling for having material stuff, conveyed with comedy and drama. Text by Phillis Levin Commissioned by Ariadne Greif, with funding from the Queens Council on the Arts New Works Grants.

Premiered via livestream on Facebook and YouTube
starring Ariadne Grief in BOTH roles

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TEETH

Teeth is a 10 minute minimally staged dark comic micro-opera for solo piano and fixed media. Set in the pandemic year of 2020, our very dramatic heroine pianist sits at the piano, home alone.  She muses cynically, grapples with losses in her community and debates who or what has the most responsibility for her mother’s death.  Her vivid, vaporous imagination invites us in. Commissioned by Eliza Garth. Coming in Fall, 2022

Wherewith I Strive

for mezzo-soprano, flute and harp or piano:

  1. …wherewith I strive … an Epigram by Sir Thomas Wyatt
  2. For the Days of My Trouble. Excerpt from the Book of Job
  3. Flute Interlude
  4. A Song, by Phillis Levin.

Premiere of the new version for mezzo, flute and PIANO, Fall, 2022, @ Bruno Walter Auditorium.    Performers are Anna Tonna, mezzo, flutist Laura Falzon, and pianist Adam Kent.

All works published by Rude Awakening Music, available from Subito.