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Opera project
'A Single Man'
based on the novel
by Christopher Isherwood

 

The opera A Single Man is a very personal project, born out of deep admiration for the novel and its author, Christopher Isherwood.

 

I first read A Single Man when I was 17 years old, and its impact on me has been profound and lasting. For years, the story of George and Jim has colored my imagination. When in spring of 2022 I received the news about the success of my application to the Fulbright Program, and knowing that the city of my residence for that year would be Santa Monica, the adopted home of Christopher Isherwood himself, I commenced work on an idea for a composition. 

 

I am very happy that the Christopher Isherwood Foundation decided to give a development stipend for a brilliant librettist - Amanda Hollander from New York.

 

I hope that soon I will be able to share with the world my musical dreams of George and Jim.

 

More information will be published soon…

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Don Bachardy and Wojciech Stępień in Isherwood&Bachardy House in Santa Monica 

portrait of Wojciech Stępień by Don Bachardy 
© Copyright Don Bachardy

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