Stephen Schwartz

Seance on A Wet Afternoon Opera – Deception Theme

March 29, 2011 Article

The Art of Deception: Mrya in Stephen Schwartz’s Seance on A Wet Afternoon, Frollo in the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Wizard of Oz in Wicked and Bernie Madoff in real life. I originally wrote these reflections about the deception theme in Schwartz’s opera “Seance on a Wet Afternoon” in the summer of 2009 before [...]

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Stephen Schwartz Opera Aria “Brightness Falls” Video; Interview

March 29, 2011 Interview

To play the lead role in his first professional opera, Seance on a Wet Afternoon, Stephen Schwartz chose Lauren Flanigan. He had seen her in another opera production and thought she would be a  good fit as Myra, and so he contacted her. When she said yes, that allowed him to be able to write [...]

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Stephen Schwartz First Opera – Podcast

March 22, 2011 Podcast

                Stephen Schwartz has adapted the movie Seance on A Wet Afternoon as an opera. Read all about it and view photos on Musicalschwartz.com/schwartz-opera.htm (opens in a new browser window) Stay here to enjoy this audio clip: A conversation with composer Stephen Schwartz recorded while he was writing [...]

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