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recording a New Folk Opera, "the Favorite Son"

These are photos and a short video from the studio where I’ve been recording my new folk opera, The Favorite Son. The Recording Engineer is Greg Biek, the female lead is Rachel Beauregard, and the male leads are Chris Roberts & Darrell Scott. 

 

Our Recording Engineer, Greg Biek

 Darrell Scott & Rachel Beauregard 

Darrell Scott & Rachel Beauregard 

 Chris Roberts & Rachel Beauregard 

Chris Roberts & Rachel Beauregard 

 Darrell Scott 

Darrell Scott 

 Rachel Beauregard  

Rachel Beauregard  

2017 Rehearsals for Frederick The Prophet

Commissioned by Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, Frederick Douglass: The Making of An American Prophet, details his early years as a slave and their relationship to his later vision. I found inspiration in Douglass's autobiography: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.