The Man Who Woke Up - 2014 rev. 2018 - 30’
Opera for four singers*, optional chorus, and six players (clarinet in Bb, horn in F, piano, violin, viola, cello) (2018 revision)
*The Man (baritone), Owner (countertenor), Woman (soprano), Whiskers (soprano or mezzo)


Thompson Street Opera Company, cond. Alexandra Enyart (2018 revision)
Athenaenum Theatre, Chicago
07.04.19
06.04.19
05.04.19
04.04.19
Thompson Street Opera Company, cond. Alexandra Enyart (2016 version)
St. John NuLu Theatre, Louisville
29.05.16
28.05.16
27.05.16
Goldsmiths Chamber Orchestra, cond. Jules Cavalié (original version with orchestra)
Deptford Town Hall, London
16.05.15 (WP)


The libretto was written by the composer.

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“The Man Who Woke Up is possibly the funniest opera this side of Gilbert & Sullivan”
“This irreverent gem [is] lean, economical, and utterly lacking in pomposity”
“Not to be missed”  -
Arts-Louisville

“a highly successful thirty-minutes of provocative entertainment”
“this is one irreverent, dark comedy”  -
Chicago Theatre Review

“Vibrant, witty orchestration keeps the farce on its toes“ - Chicago Classical Review