rachel peters - composer, lyricist
Composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters writes all manner of works for the stage. Operas: Rootabaga Country (Sarasota Opera), Companionship (Fort Worth Opera), Steve (Boston Opera Collaborative), The Wild Beast of the Bungalow (Center for Contemporary Opera), No Ladies in the Lady’s Book (Utah Opera). Musicals: Only Children (NYU Tisch), Tiny Feats of Cowardice (NYC Fringe), Tomato Red (UC Irvine), Octopus Heart (NYU Steinhardt). Scores for plays: Stretch (a fantasia) (New Georges), Tania in the Getaway Van (Flea Theater), Transatlantic (Arkansas Rep). Concert works: If You Can Prove That I Should Set You Free (Dogs of Desire), Ethel Smyth Plays Golf in Limbo (Semperoper Dresden), Fronds: The Wisdom of Fanny Fern (Walt Whitman Project). Songs at Lincoln Center, Second Stage, National Opera Center, Symphony Space. Contributor to The AIDS Quilt Songbook. Fellowships: New Dramatists, American Opera Projects, John Duffy Institute for New Opera. Residencies: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Yaddo, Brush Creek Arts.