VOIR DIRE (2010)

chamber opera in two acts
for four singers, octet and conductor
sop mez ten bar; fl cl perc pno vln vla vc cb
duration 90:00

The libretto for Voir Dire, written by Matthew Peterson and Jason Zencka, is based on and adapted from true stories witnessed by crime reporter Jason Zencka while on assignment for the Stevens Point Journal, January 2007 to June 2008.


premiere: selections performed by Opera Vista (Houston, Texas), March 2011
additional performances: Fort Worth Opera Frontiers (Fort Worth, TX), May 2014
2011 Opera Vista Award
2014 Fort Worth Opera Frontiers Showcase Selection