The Three Feathers is a children's opera in One Act.
A magic feather leads shy Princess Dora to the Underworld ruled by the mysterious Frog King. Here she must summon her courage, intelligence and kind heart to win her father's three tests and save the kingdom from her selfish sisters.
The work was commissioned by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, and was a collaboration with the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts, in partnership with Opera Roanoke and Blacksburg Children's Chorale.
To view the highlights video, please click here.
The opera was filmed in the Moss Arts Center, Fife Theatre, on October 18, 2014 by StageSound of Roanoke, Virginia.
The complete promotional DVD will include credits for all involved. Here is a partial listing:
Princess Dora: Nora Cotter
Princess Gilda: Mollie Nesaw
Princess Tilda: Katherine Combs
The King: Liam Dillon
The Chamberlain: David Johnson
The Frog King: Andrew Potter
The Frog Prince: Paul J. Wolf
Music by Lori Laitman
Libretto by Dana Gioia
Conducted by Scott Williamson
Directed by Beth Greenberg
To listen to excerpts from The Three Feathers, recorded in November 2014 at GPR Studios in NYC with soprano Maureen McKay, baritone Daniel Belcher and collaborative pianist Andrew Rosenblum, please click here. This folder also contains two arias from Ludlow: The Wind Sighs and I Barely Remember.