All That Glitters (an opera buffa in one scene)

 

This modern take on the Cinderella story is a polystylistic comedy about self-acceptance and positive body image.  Libretto by Michelle Alexander.  Approximate duration: 14 minutes.

Performing forces:

Neveah–Mezzo-soprano

Phanessa, a Fairy Dragmother–Baritone

Store Clerk–Soprano

Piano

Percussion (one player performing on drumset, marimba, vibraphone, mark tree, and bell tree).

Premiered November 21, 2015 at Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX.