Posted by ontheroadwithjudy on January 5, 2009 at 11:23 PM
The Interview with Opera Composer Carla Lucero by Judy Jones in "On the Road With Judy!" is dedicated to the silenced voices of female composers throughout history. May they speak forever more through the pens of writers and poets all over the earth. The last female commissioned opera was in 1903 by the New York Opera Company.
Carla Lucero's first opera; "WUORNOS!"; was based on the life of
serial killer Eileen Wuornos. Carla had hoped by writing this opera,
she would save the life of Eileen who was on death row at the time of
the opera's premier. But fate had other plans and Ms. Wuornos was put
Ms. Lucero's second opera; "Sor Juana" is due to premier this year; 2009!