Inside the Creative Process

Opera Ithaca’s Inside the Creative Process invites the Ithaca community to be immersed in the creative process of a work-in-progress  opera. Building on Opera Ithaca’s established commitment to presenting the works of female composers on every season, Inside the Creative Process is currently focusing on the development of We Wear the Sea Like a Coat (Working Title) by Sally Lamb McCune and librettists Rachel Lampert and Yvonne Gray. The community is invited to attend libretto and musical readings and provide feedback to …

Upcoming and Recent Performances

3/2/22-3/6/22 WE WEAR THE SEA LIKE A COAT  – a New Opera (Libretto by Yvonne Gray and Rachel Lampert): Dillingham Theatre, Ithaca College, Ithaca NY Box office opens Feb 21. 11/21/21 HIGH WATER RISING: United States Coast Guard Band CANCELLED 6/6/20-6/7/20 “The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow);  “Crossing” (Philip Booth): Tapestry Singers, Newcastle, ME. Beth Preston, director. CANCELLED 4/3/20 HIGH WATER RISING: University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Betsy McCann, conductor. CANCELLED 3/24/20 HIGH WATER RISING: Cincinnati …

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Discendi, Amor Santo

Combining the 15th century Bianco Da Siena text Laudi Spiritualis with a single verse from Christina Rossetti’s A Christmas Carol. In the first, the poet invites divine love to descend. In the latter, Rossetti considers the gift of love manifested in the birth of the Christ child. Together, they remind the listener that holy love may come in many forms.