FORA.tv Speaker - Stewart Wallace
Composer Stewart Wallace grew up in Texas, both playing in a rock and roll band, and singing as a cantor in his synagogue.
He describes himself as an entirely self-taught composer; he began writing music when he was eight-years old, and wrote his first opera as his thesis for an interdisciplinary honors program at the University of Texas at Austin.
His major breakthrough came with his fifth opera, Harvey Milk, which he wrote with long-time collaborator, librettist Michael Korie. The hugely successful Harvey Milk debuted in Houston before traveling to New York, San Francisco and Germany. In addition to his work with opera, Wallace has composed several film scores and a popular ballet of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan.
09.15.08 | 00:10:40 min
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