An Opera, an Operetta, and a Songbook

Orchestra 2001


In its 20th anniversary season, Orchestra 2001 presented An Opera, an Operetta, and a Songbook, a three-part performance of orchestral vocal compositions featuring guest sopranos Laura Heimes and Ann Crumb, baritones Markus Beam and Randall Scarlata, bass Julian Rodescu, and bass-baritone Ben Wager. The program included Tides, an operetta by Ronald G. Vigue; American Songbook VI: Voices from the Morning of the Earth by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Crumb; and A Scandal in Bohemia, a chamber opera by Thomas Whitman in collaboration with librettist Nathalie Anderson based on a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.