Opera Librettist

The Pleasing Recollection

Cabaret Opera for Baritone & Piano. With Music by Martin Hennessy.

In the late 1970’s a young man landed ashore in Manhattan without a map. Trying to discern a vocation in the arts, The Pleasing Recollection chronicles his adventures in and out of New York City as he stumbles into some of the musical and theater giants of the era. Told through the lens of his “older” self, the score is at the intersection of opera and music theater as it amalgamates the vocal richness and emotion of opera to tell a tale that sings in the sensibility of contemporary musical theatre.

Featuring Michael Kelly and Benedicte Jourdois and directed by Murphy Davis the South Florida Premiere will be at The Helmerich Theater at The Studios of Key West on April 1st & 2nd, 2022. 

The New York City Premiere will be at Feinstein’s 54 Below on April 5th & April 6th, 2022

Photo Credit: Michael Young

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Excerpts from "The Pleasing Recollection"
"Tony and Bobby"