Vocal demands of the opera are not strenuous—rather the show is an exercise in characterization. The waitress usually works the day shift, so although she’s been working at the bar for a while, she’s never met the bartender who works evenings.
The centerpiece of the opera is a series of 90 second “dates” which can be put together in whatever order or key desired. The SPEED DATING Coordinator arrives and greets the staff and prepares for the event to begin. The atmosphere is excited and charged–they are here to sign up for the Speed Dating.
In addition, he studied flute, violin, and oboe, mostly for the sake of composition.
Kelly said of the opera, "You get good reviews, you win an award, but there's no feeling quite so wonderful as having another artist interpret your work supremely well.
New York City is home to the nation’s largest concentration of performing and creative artists, professional training institutions and music businesses.
There was something jaw-droppingly giddy about the whole enterprise.
With no reeds, no mouthpieces, no strings, no sticks, the variety of sounds they were capable of making was virtually unlimited.
A prolific and eclectic composer, he is best known nationally as the composer of innovative operas, including his a cappella adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (2011).
Ching began his career as a National Opera Institute apprentice 1980–1981 at the Houston Grand Opera Studio, where he was involved in the company's productions and continued his composition studies with composer Carlisle Floyd.