Monthly Archives: September 2013

‘Garden of Martyrs’ packs Academy of Music

Read the review of the opera in the Springfield Republican  

Review of Friday Premiere

  Act III – Keith Phares, William Hite, Alan Schneider; photo: Jon Crispin  Read the review in The Berkshire Bright Focus  

Amherst Television Interviews Composer Eric Sawyer about Opera


Masslive: Opera based on history of two irish-catholics hung for murder

  ‘Garden of Martyrs’ opera, based on two Irish Catholic immigrants who were hanged for murder, to premiere in Northampton

Fairfield University News: Michael White’s “Garden of Martyrs” Opera Plays to Sold Out House

Author Michael C. White comments on the opera Professor White, commenting on the experience of seeing his widely acclaimed novel staged as opera posted the following on his Facebook page after seeing the first performance.  “I was blown away by the music, the lyrics, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and the remarkable acting and singing of the professional cast. The experience… (more…)

Eric, Harley and Kevin on Mass Appeal to talk about the premiere.

In case you missed it – Eric, Harley and Kevin on Mass Appeal to talk about the premiere.

Saturday’s run-through

The final moments of Saturday’s run-through. This is going to be a taut and lucid production with world-class cast, the leading orchestra and maestro of our area, and dozens of years of collective opera experience in action.