Rhode Island PBS Premiere Broadcast of “Dueling Double Divas”

Judith Lynn Stillman’s film, Dueling Double Divas: A Comic Micro-Opera, showcases the world premiere of her composition performed by New York Metropolitan Opera soprano Lori Phillips and mezzo-soprano Mary Phillips during their recent appearance at Rhode Island College.  This performance by the identical twins marks their first ever recital together.

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Mary Phillips (left) and Lori Phillips

Conceived and composed for the Phillips twins by pianist and Rhode Island College Artist-in-Residence Judith Lynn Stillman, the micro-opera is “an entire operatic tale told in 15 minutes.””[The form] works well for the short attention span society,” Stillman said. “If you’re afraid of opera, this is a great way to get your feet wet.”

The half-hour film also includes works by Jake Heggie and Lee Hoiby. Dueling Double Divas: A Comic Micro-Opera premieres on Sunday, January 10, 2016, at 6 p.m. on WSBE Rhode Island PBS as part of the ongoing series Rhode Island Stories, with encore broadcasts throughout the month.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on 36.1; on Rhode Island cable: Cox cable 08/1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08/508HD, Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable: Comcast 819HD (Comcast SD subscribers check local listings for standard definition channel), Verizon FiOS 18/518HD; satellite: Dish 36/7776, DirecTV 36.

For more information, visit Rhode Island PBS.

 

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