Music by JEFFREY DENNIS SMITH*
Libretto by DAVID JOHNSTON*
Why is Eartha Kitt Trying to Kill Me?: A Love Story is a new one-act opera about a mysterious – and unlikely – murder suspect. A tour de force love story and mad scene all in one, a man shares his bizarre confession concerning the fate of a hot, young, art world star. Smith’s score blends elements of jazz with an edgy contemporary sound, creating an energy that propels the story forward.
Developed by American Lyric Theater, under the auspices of the Composer Librettist Development Program.
*Alumni of the CLDP.