What goes into an opera?

For Those in Peril is mostly made of pieces the composer and the librettists invented, but it also includes a famous hymn text; two prayers from the Book of Common Prayer; a folk song text; a traditional sea shanty; an art song (both words and music); and words from a variety of 19th century poets.

In our next set of blog posts, we’ll look more closely at these added ingredients and fill you in on the background of their creators. 

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