The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (in development)

Opera in one act for soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, child soprano, SSA choir, and chamber ensemble.

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus book cover

A family holiday opera with a libretto by Edward Einhorn adapted from The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum: a nontraditional Christmas fairy tale set in the magical world of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Currently in development.

Recording from Untitled Theater Company No. 61’s workshop reading of excerpts from the opera in piano-vocal score:

Performance History

Untitled Theater Company No. 61, excerpts (ca. 25 mins) from piano-vocal score. Victoria Davis, soprano; India Huy, soprano; Rocky Duval, mezzo-soprano; Yichen Xue, baritone; Jill Melanie Wirth, Yael Haskal, and Hallie Walker, chorus; Tengku Irfan, piano; OPERA America’s National Opera Center, New York, NY, 6/02/22.

New York Opera Alliance, aria Human Child Lullaby, Victoria Davis, soprano, Charles Sachs, piano; Christ and Saint Stephens Church, New York, NY, 5/16/22.

Aria “Human Child Lullaby” performed by Marie Karlsmose, soprano and Katie Wong, piano; Goodenough College, Bloomsbury, London, UK, 6/16/18.

Aria “Human Child Lullaby” performed by Rebecca Shimer, soprano and Elizabeth Manus, piano. The International Wizard of Oz Club, 2016 National Convention, Philadelphia, PA, 8/06/16.