Duration (in minutes): 15
Difficulty: High (professional)
Category: opera, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble
Publisher: Subito Music Corporation
Description: 2018. Swimming Upstream is a staged, dramatic monologue for soprano in four scenes. An ageless woman, Molly, defends the headwaters of the Androscoggin River that she treasures, decries pollution of tap water, and describes the losses created by habitat destruction. Includes video and audio. Commissioned by the Association for the Promotion of New Music, with funding from the Queens Council on the Arts, for a premiere in honor of Earth Day, 2018.