Jenny Kallick has created two original music dramas prior to ARCHITECT: WinterReise (based on Schubert’s song cycle) in 2001 for soprano, baritone, string trio, and piano with director Jeffrey Lentz; and The Death of Victor Hartmann (Incorporating songs and piano music of Musorgsky) in 2003 for bass, violin, clarinet, and cello with director and designer John Conklin. For the Making Opera Project at Amherst College, she has produced Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutteLa finta giardiniera, and Le nozze di Figaro. Prior to joining the faculty of Amherst College, Ms. Kallick founded the DMA program at the Yale School of Music as Dean of Academic Affairs. Her scholarly work includes writings on Beethoven’s sketches for the Ninth Symphony and Leos Janaceks’s Jenufa. She regularly serves as Chari of the Music Department at Amherst College.



Release Date: July 1, 2013
Catalog Number: NV5905
21st Century
Stage Works
Composed by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lewis Spratlan with librettist and electroacoustic composers Jenny Kallick and John Downey, ARCHITECT is an exploration of the relationship between the aural and visual, how they interact, intertwine, and define each other. Based on the life and work of renowned twentieth-century architect Louis I. Kahn, the opera portrays the powerful emotions that inspire his creative journey as he seeks to discover the principles that will guide his life's work, namely, the relationships between sound and space, connections between the past and present, and the incorporation of a material's innate characteristics into a larger whole.