Lee Johnson

"Wordsmith", a one act comic opera, has the the spirit and energy of classic cartoon scores and uses the genre as the work's musical point of departure.The libretto, written by Clay Powers with additional lyrics and editing by Steven Earl Edwards, is a non-stop comic romp through the political world of the bumbling candidate, Oscar Snerdlam and his faithful, yet incompetent speech writer.

Performed by The Goliard Ensemble Lee Johnson - baritone James Blanton - tenor

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