Think opera peaked 200 years ago? These artists want to change your mind.

by Schuyler Velasco, Experience Magazine (February 14, 2022)

In August 2021, De Ritis and the poet Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, an English and Africana studies professor at Northeastern, received a grant from the Boston Foundation for a musical adaptation of Bertram’s 2020 poetry collection, Travesty Generator. Even in the realm of newer opera, the source material is radical…

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Music Across Generations and Cultures

by Allan Kozinn, The Wall Street Journal (April 24, 2018)

“An eclectic whose other works draw on popular and electronic music, [De Ritis] based “The Legend of Cowherd and Weaver Girl” (2018) on an ancient tale of forbidden love between celestial beings… it is also a concerto for a large array of Chinese percussion instruments, and that aspect, thanks to the high-energy virtuosity of Beibei Wang, is what captured the attention in this colorful, 20-minute score.”

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