Table Manners

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

Livestream Premiere of the music video
starring Ariadne Grief in BOTH roles
Thursday, June 17th @ 7 PM on Facebook and YouTube 

Just the piece, here.


Teeth is a 10 minute minimally staged dark comic micro-opera scored for solo piano and fixed media with optional video. 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, 2021

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