Laura Kaminsky, New York-based composer of contemporary chamber, vocal, and orchestral music, with social-political topics like environment and war

Opera America Magazine’s “My First Opera” Column Features Kaminsky and Treemonisha

Opera America Magazine's "My First Opera" Column Features Kaminsky and Treemonisha

“I’ve always found the making of art to be fascinating. When I was a kid, growing up in Manhattan, my younger sisters and I would incorporate what we were learning at out various lessons — piano, guitar, dance — and weave them into a “variety show” that we’d put on for my parents on Saturday nights. What I liked most about these evenings was the producing, not the performing … ”

Illustration: Eva Deborah Sarna’s costume sketches for Treemonisha

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