The story of an hour

about the process

"In November 2016, I approached then sophomore at Kent State University Scott Little about a possible collaboration on opera and in January 2018 we had the pleasure of hearing two wonderful professional singers sing a twelve-minute excerpt from the opera we’ve been working on. Slotted into the New Opera Forum session of Cleveland Opera Theater’s New Opera Works (N.O.W.) Festival, those twelve exquisite minutes were sandwiched between a panel discussion about the creation of new opera works and an audience talk-back about our opera in progress, The Story of an Hour, based on the Kate Chopin story of the same name."

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an interview with the composer

"Scott Little’s debut opera, "The Story of an Hour," will receive it’s world premiere production on Saturday evening, November 17, at Kent State University. It’s appropriate that the opera will premiere at KSU because Scott is a junior Music Education major there. Scott and I met just two years ago, introduced by a mutual friend shortly after I had decided to look for a composer interested in a collaboration. We had a first coffee in December 2016, and what’s happened since has been amazing."

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