Isabella’s Diary (work in progress)

A new chamber opera, based on an infamous 19th century scandal.  Englishwoman Isabella Robinson wrote diary entries detailing an extramarital affair.  After her abusive husband stole and published her diary, she fought valiantly against a legal system that regarded her as property. A story of marital deceit and violated privacy that resonates powerfully in the era of non-consensual sexting and #MeToo. 

Duration: approximately 1 hour

Principal Characters: (voice parts not yet assigned)

Isabella Robinson

Henry Robinson

Dr. Edward Lane

Chorus: 4 singers

Orchestra: 8-10 musicians

Expected date of completion: summer 2025