Better Than It Sounds
One-act comic anti-opera
Medium: Chamber, Theater, Vocal/Opera/Choral
Actor, Soprano, Bass-baritone, and Piano
Better Than It Sounds is a comic opera about Mark Twain’s abhorrence of opera, showcased through an unashamed and untactful setting of Tom Sawyer in a hammy-Wagnerian style, commented on snarkily by Twain himself.
Libretto by the composer.betterthanitsounds
Written as part of the American Opera Projects Composers and the Voice Workshop.