I Can Hardly Wait!

I Can Hardly Wait! is a very short comic opera. It is the end of summer vacation and Cathy (soprano) is excited about the prospect of going to kindergarten. Miss Romano (mezzo) feels differently about returning to the classroom.

With a libretto by Joel Gelpe, I Can Hardly Wait! was produced by Hartford Opera Theater on its “New in November” series. Featuring Lydia McClain as Cathy and Rachel Abrams as Miss Romano, the HOT premiere was given at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford, CT on November 9, 2014. The production was directed by Alan Mann, and conducted by Sarah Kaufold with pianist Stephen Scarlato.

A chamber ensemble accompaniment is also available.

Cathy can't wait to go to kindergarten!

Cathy (Lydia McClain) can’t wait to go to kindergarten…

Miss Romano is losing it.

… but Miss Romano (Rachel Abrams) is losing it.

Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Piano
Date completed:
ca. 4-5 mins.
Joel Gelpe (libretto)
PDF Score:
I Can Hardly Wait (libretto)

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