KATE LIGHT is a librettist, lyricist and poet in New York City. She is also a professional violinist and a member of the orchestra of the New York City Opera.
Kate’s works include the libretto of The Life and Love of Joe Coogan, an opera adapted from an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show (composer: Paul Salerni); Once Upon the Wind, a one-act opera based upon the Russian folktale “The Soldier Who Captured Death” (composer: Theo Popov); Metamorphoses, a musical-in-progress based on Ovid’s life and work (composer, Masatora Goya); the texts of Oceanophony and Einstein’s Mozart: Two Geniuses, for narrator and musicians; and four volumes of poetry, Einstein’s Mozart: Two Geniuses,Gravity’s Dream (Donald Justice Award), Open Slowly, and The Laws of Falling Bodies (Nicholas Roerich Prize, Story Line Press). Her lyrics for the song “Here Beside Me” are heard in Disney’s Mulan II. Read more…
Public Radio interview, with photos and more!
Scores available at Theodore Presser Company:
The Life and Love of Joe Coogan. One-act comic opera. Music by Paul Salerni.
Gravity’s Dream, for SATB a cappella chorus. Music by Steven Stucky.
For a perusal score or libretto for Once Upon the Wind, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hear American Lyric Theater’s complete studio recording here.