From 2011 to 2012, I was a regular contributor to WQXR.org, both writing for the blog Operavore and hosting on New Sounds (formerly Q2 Music) with the show I co-developed, The New Canon, which in part attempted the Sisyphean task of codifying the composers actively writing and creating in this millennium. On average, I wrote 3 posts per week for Operavore, and The New Canon aired weekly with a corresponding album review.
Highlights of over 100 pieces of writing in roughly 18 months of work are below. My 3 personal favorites are up top, everything else is presented in reverse-chronological order.
Despite many attempts to zuzh it up, Joan of Arc’s story as it happened is the best one for an opera.
Opera composers were more prolific before the 20th Century because they could plagiarize themselves.