For the last two years composer Stewart Copeland has been working on a new opera based on the book The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares. It was commissioned jointly by the Long Beach Opera and the Chicago Opera Theater, and the world premiere was last night. It was a fantastic success, and the reviews are wonderful. I’ve been Stewart’s orchestrator and music copyist since 2010.
The opera will play in Long Beach one year from now.