Author: Mark Adamo

Mark Adamo

Mark Adamo is the composer-librettist of the operas Little Women, Lysistrata, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and Becoming Santa Claus. He lives in New York City.

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Composers and the Voice

Composers and the Voice 0

The voice: it’s not just a violin capable of phonating words. Even the best-educated and most expressive composers can miscalculate when attempting to make musical drama available to the resources of the singing actor.

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Lidiya Yankov­skaya

Lidiya Yankovskaya 0

I met Lidiya Yankovskaya first as an alumnus of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors, or HIWC. I got to know her much better when she conducted an absolutely pellucid “Little Women” in Boston: Within 40 minutes of the first rehearsal, I wrote on my score, “Never lose this woman’s number.”

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