Rewrites, Rewrites, and another showcase.   After a crescendo of creative activity leading up to the New York City Opera reading of “Dear Erich” in June, the exhilaration of a successful production was soon replaced with the reality of the need for expansion and development of the story, refining the drama, and rewrites.  This has proven […]

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The first reading of “Dear Erich” took place on June 20 in NYC. With eight singers and a jazz trio, it was a truly thrilling experience for me. In working with the singers, whom  I coached  extensively, the meaning of the text and the drama behind it began to come to life and take on […]

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About a year ago, in my last blog post, I mentioned that having to take time off from performing due to my arm operation, I was doing much more composition. I also mentioned that ideas for a jazz opera were percolating. Well, that project has come to fruition and New York City Opera will present […]

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My Arm A medical and musical journey in 5 movements (With a happy ending) By Ted Rosenthal © 2016  3rd Movement   The physical therapy plan – significantly less playing, ultrasound heat treatments, massage and anti-inflammatory medication – was working.   And more importantly, now that I had successfully performed Gershwin Concerto in F at the […]

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