Lori Laitman is one of America’s most prolific and widely performed composers of vocal music. She has composed two operas, an oratorio, choral works and over 200 songs, setting the words of classical and contemporary poets, among them the lost voices of poets who perished in the Holocaust.
Selected Recent Projects
The Scarlet Letter
Opera Colorado will present the professional world premiere of the opera The Scarlet Letter by composer Lori Laitman and librettist David Mason. The new production, directed by Beth Greenberg, was to have debuted in May of 2013 as part of Opera Colorado's 30th Anniversary Season, but Opera Colorado recently announced a postponement to 2015.
The Earth and I
The Earth and I is an a cappella choral cycle which sets three Emily Dickinson poems — "The Sun Went Down," "The Sky Is Low" and "The Wind". The title is taken from a line in the first song, but all of the poems are ruminations on nature and life, as seen from Dickinson’s unique perspective.
Above is a photo of the four Vedem “boys” — who travelled to Seattle, WA in May 2010 to attend the premiere of my oratorio Vedem. The oratorio was commissioned by Mina Miller and Music of Remembrance. The work tells the story of the boys of Terezin and their secret journal Vedem (Czech for “In the Lead”).
Photo credit: Leo Santiago