About the Composer
The music of American composer Delvyn Case (b. 1974) has earned recognition from numerous organizations, including The MacDowell Colony, The Society of Composers, The American Composers Forum, Sounds New, The Composers Conference at Wellesley, the Orvis Foundation, The New York Virtuoso Singers, and The Chicago Ensemble.  In 2000 his sacred song-cycle No Secret Hidden received a BMI Student Composer Award, one of the most prestigious prizes for a young composer in the Western Hemisphere.
Delvyn Case holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Yale University and a Ph.D. in musical composition from the University of Pennsylvania, which he received at the age of 26.   He currently serves as assistant professor of music at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts.
About the Librettist
Since graduating from the University of California, Irvine’s MFA program, Christopher Hood has published short fiction in the Santa Monica Review and the Anteater Reader and an essay in Teachers & Writers Magazine.  The essay, “The Gold Standard,” was a finalist for the Bechtel Prize.  Mr. Hood has been awarded residencies by the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  His first collaboration with Delvyn Case, a song cycle entitled brutal arithmetic, premiered in Philadelphia and has been performed numerous times since.
Mr. Hood currently teaches at the Wheeler School in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Prioress’s Tale
A Chamber Opera in One Act
Eastern Nazarene College Presents
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Jewish Man: Bulent Guneralp
Christian Woman: Brenna Wells
Boy: Jake Wilder-Smith
Executioners: Alexander Hardy, Benjamin Thompson