Composer Brian Finley talks about THE PENCIL SALESMAN’s upcoming WORLD PREMIERE

Schmopera featured composer Brian Finley today.

This summer, Westben Arts Festival Theatre is presenting the premiere of Brian Finley’s new opera, The Pencil Salesman. Finley is a pianist and composer, and he’s also the Artistic and Managing Director of the Westben Theatre. The Pencil Salesman will be directed by Michael Mori, Artistic Director of Tapestry Opera, and the cast of singers includes John Fanning, Virginia Hatfield, Alexander Dobson, and Donna Bennett.

We spoke with Finley about The Pencil Salesman, the story of a man who struggles “to find meaningful human connection amidst a world distracted by and obsessed with technological advancement.” -Schmopera, full feature here.