The Opera Project was conceived by Tom Cone and Karen Matthews in Fall 2010. The first commissions, including Tom's Love Thy Neighbour (for the libretto see ti-TCR #4), were performed in May 2011. The second set, including The Oval, was presented on September 22, 2012. The evening was dedicated to Tom Cone.

Eileen Padgett, composer
Colin Browne, librettist
Megan Morrison, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Stephanson, tenor
Alex McMorran, baritone
Peggy Lee, cello
Eleanor Harshenin, cello  

Colin Browne's introduction to The Opera Project and the text of the libretto appear in TCR 3.18 / Fall 2012

Recording by Matthew Stephanson.