Aunt Jemima (Opera-in-progress)
This is an opera-in-progress about the character and corporate logo of Aunt Jemima. Written in collaboration with librettist June Carryl, this opera will explore the history of this divisive character and ask questions about her place in American society today. Currently, one one scene of this opera has been written for Overtone Industries' inaugural "Original Visions" program.
The available scene is about Nancy Green, the first woman to take on the role for the pancake company, was written for their May 2021 film premiere on youtube. You can download a persual copy of the chamber version of this score from this page. "Purchase" does not confer performance rights. To discuss performance opportunities, or to discuss commissioning of the completed, full-evening opera, please contact the composer.