- Past Performances
- 2006 and Earlier
David Bass (Founder and Musical Director). As a teenager, David was a prolific composer of pretentious music and studied music at Yale, where he quickly became discouraged. He received a BS in chemistry from Yale and a doctorate in chemical engineering from MIT, during which time he arranged dozens of songs for the close harmony a cappella groups at these institutions. After a 20-year hiatus from musical composition, David wrote the distinctly unpretentious Space Opera for the enjoyment of his three young children, their friends, and their families.
David directed productions of Space Opera in May 1999, May 2000, and March 2005. His second opera, The Coronation of Esther, was performed in March 2001; and its sequel Springtime for Haman, was first performed in March 2004 and will be performed again this year. David collaborated with noted actor and playwright John Kane on a fourth opera, Kids Court, performed in the spring of 2007. David has also directed three other Family Operas: Antiphony in March 2002 and April 2006; Puzzle Jigs in April 2003 and April 2008; and The Weaver's Wedding in the spring of 2009. He plans to continue writing music for as long as he can avoid taking himself too seriously.