An opera about Katie Luther

Remember Lori Lewis, who used to be a frequent commenter on this blog?  She is a musician who used to be involved with the contemporary Christian music scene, discovered confessional Lutheranism, and became a critic of that genre.  Now she’s a professional opera singer (as well as the mind behind the online lifestyle and arts magazine Everyday Opera).  Her latest project:  an opera about Katharine von Bora, the fascinating wife of Martin Luther.

Here is Lori’s report:

I’m excited to tell you about the brand new one woman Opera about “Katie Luther”. I am an LCMS Lutheran who is a professional Opera singer and owner of the Online Magazine

I will be the main soprano singing the piece(though there will be other Katie’s as well)Inline image 1 which was written by Dr. Glenn Winters of VA. Opera. I asked him to compose it based on the Play that Dr. Paul Schrieber and I conceived of and which he wrote! I have been invited to sing it around the Country! It’s premier will be this coming Oct. in Baltimore , DC and more. The dream is to sing it in Wittenberg Germany with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017

Concordia Publishing House is interested in doing some CO-OP with our project! A successful Nashville Talent Agency is managing the project which will increase our reach. We have a chance to take it to the Edinberg Festival in Scotland next year!

Through my site,, we reached 3 million people last year! Here is an article by the composer on the project

I created a Katie Luther Facebook Page a few days ago


Follow “Katie’s” Pages above, we really appreciate the support!

Lori Lewis
Founder –


Here is the composer’s description of the opera, both the story and the music:   A Voice For Katie Luther | Everyday Opera.

Katie Bora Luther

God always begins with NOTHING
Songs that you cannot get out of your head
When I'm 64
Winfield, Kansas, and the musical world
About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • JonSLC

    Kate Luther was a remarkable woman. (I might recommend the Markwald biography of her published by CPH. Not an extremely lively read, but full of well-documented insights.) Kate was a gifted manager of the Luther household, which was no small feat due to her husband’s over-the-top hospitality and generosity, which was challenging during Luther’s life and which left her with little to live on after he died. I found especially interesting in the book learning about her relationships with other men and women of Wittenberg: her active participation in the Table Talk, her close friendship with several women and her cool relationship with others, like Katherine Melanchthon. A gifted Christian woman in many ways.

    I’m sure an opera based on her life will be fascinating! I wish Ms. Lewis well.

  • Hanni

    I would probably have been unaware of Kate, the opera, LLori, or the website without this post. Vielen Dank

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