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Stephen Paulus

Vocal and choral romantic

Born August 24, 1949, Summit, New Jersey
About Stephen Paulus

Prolific Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus has written in many forms, from choral to chamber to solo keyboard, but is best known for his vocal and choral writing, including his many operas.

  • The Village Singer, opera in one act
    Libretto by Michael Denis Browne after a story by Mary Wilkins Freeman.
    June 9, 1979, St. Louis, Missouri
  • The Woodlanders, romantic tragedy in three acts
    Libretto by Colin Graham after the novel by Thomas Hardy.
    June 17, 1982, St. Louis, Missouri
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice, opera in two acts
    Libretto by Colin Graham after the novel by James M. Cain.
    June 13, 1985, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Harmoonia, opera for children in one act
    Libretto by Michael Denis Browne.
    February 23, 1991, Opera Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
  • The Woman at Otowi Crossing, opera in two acts
    Libretto by Joan Vail Thorne after the novel by Frank Waters.
    June 15, 1995, St. Louis, Missouri
  • The Three Hermits, church opera in one act
    Libretto by Michael Denis Browne after (inspired by) Leo Tolstoy.
    April 24, 1997, House of Hope Church, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Summer, opera in two acts
    Libretto by Joan Vail Thorne after the novella by Edith Wharton.
    August 28, 1999, Berkshire Opera, Koussevitsky Arts Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • Heloise and Abelard, opera in three acts
    Libretto by Frank Corsaro.
    April 24, 2002, The Julliard School, New York, New York
  • Hester Prynne at Death
    Libretto by Terry Quinn.
    March 8, 2004
  • The Star Gatherer, opera in one act
    Libretto by Gene Scheer.
    October 21, 2006

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Stephen Paulus

The Three Hermits

St. Paul Sinfonietta/Lancaster

CD / D'Note Classics 1025 (1997)

Stephen Paulus

Last update: January 1, 2009