LORI LAITMAN (b 1955 )
Lori Laitman has composed multiple operas and choral works, and over 250 songs, setting texts by classical and contemporary poets (including those who perished in the Holocaust). Her music is widely performed, internationally and throughout the US, and has generated substantial critical acclaim.
The Three Feathers, her children’s opera with librettist Dana Gioia, was commissioned and premièred by the Center for The Arts at Virginia Tech, in a production directed by Beth Greenberg. Laitman and librettist Leah Lax are creating an opera, Uncovered (a finalist for the 2018 Pellicciotti Opera Prize), based on Lax’s memoir Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home.
Laitman regularly receives commissions from prestigious organizations, such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Music of Remembrance, Washington Master Chorale, and the Eastman School of Music.
Her discography includes releases on Naxos and other labels.
She received her BA and Master of Music from Yale University.