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 EverydayOpera.com
I will be the main soprano singing the piece(though there will be other Katie’s as well) 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, EverydayOpera.com, we reached 3 million people last year! Here is an article by the composer on the project http://everydayopera.com/a-voice-for-katie-luther/
I created a Katie Luther Facebook Page a few days ago http://www.facebook.com/pages/Katie-Luther/482454008474806
Follow “Katie’s” Pages above, we really appreciate the support!
Founder – EverydayOpera.com
Here is the composer’s description of the opera, both the story and the music: A Voice For Katie Luther | Everyday Opera.