It's official. Richard Thompson's opera about Paul Laurence Dunbar will be produced in full. Previous staged readings and positive feedback from around the country gave the composer the needed inspiration to finish the score orchestrations. See previous articles on the Interview Page here at Carpenoctum2.
Richard, a professor with the school of music and Dance at SDSU, is a classical as well as Jazz pianist. He is originally from Aberdeen Scotland. He is also a friend with whom I have spent much time discussing music, music history, and the arts. His CD "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" is one of my favorites.
A labor well done Richard,