Where There is Light” performed

As time allows, I have been col­lab­o­rat­ing with lyri­cist Emily Thomp­son over the last few years on an orig­i­nal musi­cal cen­tered on Hades, the Greek god of the Under­world. The song “Where There is Light” was per­formed as part of the Mannes Col­lege Exten­sion Division’s sum­mer opera work­shop a few sum­mers ago, and I was delighted to see it programmed¬†again¬†as¬†part¬†of¬†the¬†2009¬†summer¬†workshop.

I was even more delighted that the lyri­cist, Emily Thomp­son, per­formed the work. I was caught unpre­pared and had only my phone cam­era with me, so apolo­gies for the qual­ity of the pics! This is Emily singing to the fine tenor, Fran­cisco San­ti­ago, plead­ing to leave the under­world and return to “where there is light.”

The¬†performance¬†was¬†at the St. Paul and St. Andrew Methodist Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, July 10 2009.

About Richard D. Russell

This was written by Richard D. Russell, New York City based composer of fine music.