Abstract / About the project
Sissieretta Jones, Carnegie Hall, 1902: O Patria Mia (2018) is a song for soprano and piano, on a poem by Tyehimba Jess. This work was commissioned by American Opera Projects for the Chautauqua Opera Company as part of the 2018 Chautauqua Opera Composer-in-Residence program.
- Sissieretta Jones, Carnegie Hall, 1902: O Patria Mia received its world premiere on June 28, 2018 at the Chautauqua Institution, with Kayla White (soprano) and Emily Jarrell-Urbanek (piano).
- The work was performed again at the National Opera Center (video above) on March 14, 2019 as part of the OPERA America Emerging Artist Recitals series, with Kayla White (soprano) and Jeremy Gill (piano).