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This profile is part of our "Cincy in NYC" week coverage.
Nobody coming into New York for “Cincy in NYC" week had this on their schedule: A trip to the Manhattan apartment of composer Ricky Ian Gordon.
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NEW YORK -- Nobody coming into New York for “Cincy in NYC " week had this on their schedule: A trip to the Manhattan apartment of composer Ricky Ian Gordon.
Gordon is working with Cincinnati Opera toward the premiere of his long-worked-on “Morning Star.” The opera, which first came to life 10 years ago as a project through Lyric Opera of Chicago, was revived and developed through workshops with Cincinnati Opera and opera students at the College Conservatory of Music.
It will premiere on the Cincinnati Opera summer calendar of 2015 .
In this video, Gordon invites us into his apartment, just west of Central Park, to hear some of the "Morning Star" music and explain why the melodies sound more like what you find in musical theater than in opera.