Mary Phillips (left) and Lori Phillips
Conceived and composed for the Phillips twins by pianist and Rhode Island College Artist-in-Residence Judith Lynn Stillman, the micro-opera is "an entire operatic tale told in 15 minutes."
"[The form] works well for the short attention span society," Stillman said. "If you're afraid of opera, this is a great way to get your feet wet."
|Judith Lynn Stillman
Soprano Lori Phillips and mezzo-soprano Mary Phillips grew up in East Providence and are graduates of Rhode Island College. They have performed leading roles at The Metropolitan Opera. Judith Lynn Stillman is a world-renowned musician and holds Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School.
Another film showing performance of Stillman's original compositions airs January 17 at 6 p.m. Read about Phoenix from the Ashes here.
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