Rome wasn't built in a day

April 17th 2010

When embarking on something large, we're often given that sage, if cliche, advice. Having recently laid down on paper, finally, the first few lines a new libretto destined to be a grand opera, I find that I need to remind myself of this. Indeed, large endeavors always require a large perspective.

What, you might ask, is this large endeavor? Well, my dear readers, it is an opera set in ancient Rome (2nd century CE, to be precise). This new opera is a collaboration with composer Clint Borzoni. Together we will be creating a full length opera about the Roman emperor Hadrian and his beloved Antinous.

The new opera has been commissioned by operamission, about which I've written a number of times. I'll be blogging about progress regularly here and elsewhere, so do please follow along. We've only just begun the first step on this journey. Lines and notes are being set to paper already…

Those addicted to Twitter can find the minute details of our progress here:

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