Spotlight 2.0 was a grant we offered in May 2021
Creative teams, comprised mostly of singers, pianists, and stage directors, applied with a proposed program and two teams were selected from the applicant pool resulting in the creation of the following recordings:
Monodrama for Soprano Solo Unaccompanied
Music by Juliana Hall
Text by Caitlin Vincent
Comprising six short movements, this setting of Caitlin Vincent's text expresses raw and shifting emotions in a dramatic setting for soprano that allows direct communication from singer to audience without the interference of another accompanying instrument. This monodrama is about the version of ourselves that we try to present to the world, but the underlying emotions express the conflict within.
Each song leads into the next: giddy happiness followed by the inevitable plunge into depression, then anger and embarrassment for revealing too much to the audience, remorse for lashing out, and finally a plea for the world to see only the singer's best side. This 12-minute work includes: Prologue; Joy; Sorrow; Anger; Remorse; Epilogue.