A composer and conducor, Drattell has developed a continuing relationship with Glimmerglass Opera and with New York City Opera, where she was composer in residence from 1998 to 2001.
The role of Rasputin in Drattell's Nicholas and Alexandra was rewritten as a tenor for Placido Domingo and premiered at Domingo's Los Angeles Opera.
Libretto by David Cohen.
November 11, 2001, New York City Opera (stage premiere); 1998, Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown, New York (concert performance)
- The Festival of Regrets, opera in one act
Libretto by Wendy Wasserstein.
1999, Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown, New York
- Marina Tsvetaeva: A Captive Spirit, chamber opera
Libretto by Annie Finch after the life of Marina Tsvetaeva.
2000, Da Capo Opera Company, New York, New York
- Nicholas and Alexandra, chamber opera
Libretto by Nicholas Von Hoffman.
2003, Los Angeles Opera, Plácido Domingo as Rasputin, Nancy Gustafson as Alexandra, Rod Gilfry as Nicholas
- Best Friends
Libretto by Wendy Wasserstein after the play The Women by Clare Luce Booth.
Last update: January 1, 2009