Creative Arts Initiative Artists-in-Residence Program
The Creative Process for a Georgia O’Keeffe/Alfred Stieglitz Chamber Opera
Following a screening of excerpts from some of her other chamber operas, composer Laura Kaminsky will discuss Today It Rains that she is composing with librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. The work-in-process was co-commissioned by San Francisco's Opera Parallèle and Brooklyn's American Opera Projects for 2018-19. Today It Rains is set in May 1929, when artist Georgia O'Keeffe propels herself, literally and figuratively, away from her tumultuous relationship with Alfred Stieglitz—her husband, photographer, and gallerist—in search of a more fulfilling life in New Mexico. Kaminsky will discuss her current strategies for scoring the libretto. The presentation includes images of Rebecca Allan's artworks created through their mutual research and inspiration from the Southwestern landscape.