The opera is called ‘Manhattan in Charcoal’.
Music by Gene Pritsker
Libretto/Poem by Jacob Miller.
"Manhattan in Charcoal" explores the life and loves of an artist in New York City in the early days of the 21st Century who struggles to find his way, retain his integrity and, in the meantime, not to go entirely crazy - all the while enduring poverty and lack of recognition. In its dramatic conclusion, the triump of Manhattan in Charcoal resonates in the unanswerable questions the opera leaves us with, regarding art and love, and the survival of both.