Two Arias From “Eurydice”
2021 / For soprano and chamber ensemble
Two Arias From “Eurydice” is an arrangement, for soprano and chamber ensemble, of two arias from my opera Eurydice. This arrangement creates a musical bridge between the aria “There was a roar,” at the top of the opera’s second act, and “Orpheus never liked words…This is what it is to love an artist,” the climactic aria near the end of that act.
This arrangement was commissioned by The Metropolitan Opera for the MET Orchestra’s concert at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on November 21, 2021. At the premiere, the soprano soloist was Liv Redpath, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducted.