Brother Brother is an operatic work for percussion, strings, choir, soloists and actors that explores the enigma of brotherhood. The story, follows the lives of two pairs of brothers–one historical (Orville and Wilbur Wright) and one contemporary and fictional (RED and BLUE)—as they discover the character of their bond to one another.

CAST
Singing Roles
Mother Fate, Soprano
Wilbur Wright, Tenor
Orville Wright, Countertenor
SATB Chorus

Acting Roles
RED – Male Actor
BLUE – Male Actor
Distant Voices – Male and Female Actors

Orchestra
Vibraphone 1
Vibrapahone 2
Glockenspiel
Flute
Viola
Cello

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RECORDING EXCERPTS
MANTRA Percussion: Joe Bergen – Vibraphone, Al Cerulo – Vibraphone, Michael McCurdy – Glockenspiel; Erin Wight – Viola, Mariel Roberts – Cello, Roberta Michel – Flute, Michele Kennedy – Soprano, Patrick Fennig – Countertenor, Jonathan Hampton – Tenor, Steven Hrycelak – Bass, Amy Lynn Stewart – Actor, Ryan McCarthy – Actor)

There’s Always Mom
[audio:BB There’s Always Mom.mp3]

Kitty Hawk (Brother’s Tears)
[audio:BB Kitty Hawk.mp3]

Interlude
[audio:BB Interlude.mp3]

The Silent Puzzle Played
[audio:BB The Silent Puzzle.mp3]