A Series of Short Chamber Operas
The Name on the Door - 2010
Lilith - 2011
Temptation - 2012
The Fallen Angels Cycle is a set of miniature chamber operas, each about 15 minutes long and each for a cast of three. Each opera takes a religious story, takes it out of a religious context, changes the setting to a modern United States, and focuses on the moral grey area that is behind the "villain"s choices. The idea is to show how people in the present day, when placed in similar situations, might do similar things even if they themselves aren't "evil," as their portrayals typically are in religious literature. I also try to say something about a moral issue that is relevant to our society in each piece.
The cast of three for each opera includes one lead character who is more of a "specialized" voice type and two smaller characters who should be fairly easy to cast. The idea is that these operas can be done together in any combination and in any order to create the length of operatic performance that you'd like, or they can be easily added to another evening of performances.