PLAYWRIGHT, pOEt, COMPOSER, LYRICIST
c2013 Jan Michael Alejandro
c2013 Nail Soup Publishing
c2013 Minkette Music
Photo by Greg Gorman / gormanphotography.com
Jan's new spoken word book is now on sale!
"What's Mine is Now Yours"
Jan was interviewed LIVE at Center Stage with Mark Gordon whom has interviewed Sting, Adrien Brody, Mark Isham, Ben Kingsley and many others. Jan discussed his new CD, “Close Your Eyes & See For Yourself,” his plays, and his poems. If you missed it please check back here for a posted replay of the interview.
Jan's new CD receives high praises from
Music Connection magazine and others!
Southern California Lyric Theater &
Alison Eliel Kalmus present
Tragedy strikes and comedy ensues in five mini-chamber operas based on Aesop’s Fables
Music by Jonathan Price
Libretti by Jeff Goode, Jan Michael Alejandro, and the Composer
Running Time: 1 hour and 22 minutes
A poor fisherman is granted three wishes, but that may not be enough for two daughters. A lion sacrifices his claws for love. A queen learns the consequence of absolute power misapplied, an inventor tries to outwit fate, and amphibian voters elect themselves a carnivorous queen! Set in mythic Greece, but touched with a modern flair, these lush and lyrical mini-operas bring the timeless stories to vibrant life.
“elegant staging highlights Price’s lush music and the intriguing emotions of its stories”
—-Musicals in LA
“Fresh and innovative, this creative rendering of Aesop’s timeless insights is a joyous fusion of operatic traditions, modern situations and everyday lingo.”
“Aesopera is sure to appeal to opera lovers and novices, of every generation, with its amazing, inspiring lyrics and grand drama.”
“truly original and blithely entertaining”
“You don’t have to be an opera aficionado to enjoy Aesopera”
Coming to the LA Fringe Fest in June 2013
Please come support our opera!