Kate Soper

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Book and music by Kate Soper

"...an erudite, hilarious, furiously inventive meditation on the siren myth..."
- The New Yorker

"....audacious, genre-bending music theatre...."
- The Wall Street Journal (full review)

"...inspired and strangely powerful...no one interested in smudging the boundaries of contemporary opera and theater should miss it."
- The New York Times (full review)


For three sopranos and grand piano (three performers total)
At least one performer (preferably two) must play piano at an intermediate level; the third must learn a handful of chords.

100 minute run time (no intermission)
Score purchase: here
For licensing, contact Caroline Kane at PSNY


O Sailor:

Excerpt from Scene 2:

More video excerpts here
Original cast recording here
Full video of premiere performance here