Rose Made Man – An Inside Out Opera
5F 4M 1TransM (inter-changeable) + Chorus
The new opera Rose Made Man, a lyrical coming of age story of a trans male named Gabriel, is also a story of transitioning gender identity. Born deaf and thus having never heard his gender spoken by others, he lives in a relative bubble until age ten when he gains his hearing and feels the full force of how true identity unsettles us at our core.
Performed at UT Austin in the New Works Festival (2014). The piece featured a cast and chorus of 20 singers with a chamber orchestra performing music by Franklin Piland (MM Music Composition).