MFAW-VT faculty member Deborah Brevoort has been commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, On-Site Opera and American Lyric Theater to write the libretto for an opera about Lady Murasaki, who wrote THE TALE OF GENJI, the world’s first published novel. The opera will be performed in the Astor Pavilion at the Met […]
I’ve got a lot to gain by leaving my own borders every now and then. So maybe it’s time for me to read something other than plays. Time to step out of my zone and experience different things for a while. As I’m putting together my summer reading list, I’m going to select some good novels, some collections of short stories and yes, some poetry. And for Diana, a memoir or two.
EMBEDDED, the Edgar Allan Poe opera written by Deborah Brevoort, will be produced by the Ft. Worth Opera in their 2016 season. The production is timely as Goddard College rolls out its new focus on libretto writing. EMBEDDED is part of the Poe Project, a double-bill comprised of two one-act operas, that was […]
By Deborah Brevoort It is often said that Mozart is the greatest composer to have ever lived. After writing a new libretto for his comic opera The Impresario I understand why. I got the first inkling of his genius when I began work on the first aria sung by Madame Heartmelt. There was something in […]
Plainfield, Vt., and Port Townsend, Wash.—Goddard College announced that its low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFAW) program will offer two new areas of study, television writing and libretto writing, beginning in June of 2015, the start of its fall semester. The program already offers a robust dramatic writing concentration in screenplay and […]
One thing I’ve learned about writing, which, in turn, has reinforced what I’ve learned about life, is that you never know what might lead to what, what might happen next. In 2002, when I was introduced by a mutual friend to composer Marty Regan in Tokyo, I had not an inkling that a decade […]
Deborah Brevoort (Faculty MFAW-VT) was commissioned to write new libretto for Mozart’s comic masterpiece THE IMPRESARIO for the Anchorage Opera in Anchorage, Alaska, where it opens on February 20. Deborah’s adaptation places Mozart himself at the center of the story as he struggles to bring a new opera to the stage. Pitted between two dueling […]