ADMISSIONS - chamber opera in one act - 20''- SATB/versions for chamber orch. and small ensemble. 2020 world premiere - Kennedy Center- Washington National Opera- American Opera Initiative Composed by Michael Lanci Libretto by Kim Davies
Synopsis: They’re the perfect American family: Mother, a TV star... Father, a business tycoon... their kids on track to go to the best colleges. But one night Mother and Father must explain to their kids that there’s been a little misunderstanding, maybe a little money laundering, maybe an indictment, and now their plans aren’t quite so on-track after all.
Reviews: "Admissions generated more laughter in its twenty minutes than most film comedies can squeeze out in ninety." Abeastinajungle
Crude Capital - chamber opera in one act - 30'' - STBB/ chamber ensemble. 2019 world premiere - National Sawdust - Beth Morrison Projects - Next Generation Composed by Michael Lanci Libretto by Ajax Phillips
Synopsis: Set in 2028, during a hurricane that levels an unnamed southern city, Crude Capitalfollows the crisis of conscience of congresswoman, Grace Hennessy, as she realizes the policies she’s been paid to support have led to the city’s destruction.