Listen to Robert Pinsky, librettist for Death and the Powers

BU Today has posted a story about Robert Pinsky: Robot, of Thee I Sing
Pinsky’s words help put technology in innovative opera

Robert meets Robot for the first time!

In the article, Robert talks about how he became involved in the project and discusses the differences between writing poetry and writing for opera. Composer Tod Machover says “I have been constantly delighted by what a pleasure it is to set Robert’s words—so intelligent and clear and sonorous—to music. Robert’s rhythms and descriptions are not quite the same as mine, so his words have pushed me to new places.”

Be sure to listen to the Poetry Today interview. It’s a spine-tingling treat to listen to Robert read aloud from the libretto. Click on the audio player at the foot of the BU Today article.

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