Sukey in the Dark: chamber opera in one act, 2001; revised 2016. Libretto by Nathalie Anderson.
Audio clip: Aria from Sukey in the DarkA contemporary re-envisioning of the Cupid and Psyche myth. Sukey – stuck in a dead-end job – finds herself in an unconventional relationship with a lover who never shows his face. What does it mean to go against social expectations? This one-act comedy makes a case for relationships that baffle outsiders, in a merging of dark and light. In this aria, Sukey sings to Eros that she yearns for their marriage to emerge from darkness. Audio from the Peabody Chamber Opera production with soprano Madeline Huss in the title role.