Suitcased Dreams is a work for piano and violin that meditates on a moment captured long ago. Looking back to strong memories of my early childhood, this photo shows both my mother and I in a shared moment of difficulty, but with expressions that signify bonding and strength.
Cello grand opera inspired by Hemmingway. Libretto by Royce Vavrek, direction by Karmina Šilec, produced by Beth Morrison Projects. Workshop and premiere, The Croatian National Theater.
Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and the Atlanta Opera, impact producing by Enact Lab. Chamber Opera. Libretto by Brenda Shaugnessy, direction by Tomer Tzvulun.
As part of Metropolitan Opera Guild's 'Opera in the New Millennium' podcast, Paola joined lecturers Naomi Barrettara and Elspeth Davis and composers Missy Mazzoli and Kevin Puts to learn more about their work as contemporary opera composers from a live panel discussion originally recorded in 2017.