Duet for Soprano, Tenor and Piano
YEAR OF COMPOSITION
Soprano, Tenor and Piano
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
May 11, 2023
Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, DC
Nocturno, a duet composed for Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes and tenor David Portillo, draws on Dehlinger’s Nicaraguan heritage. Premiering May 11, 2023 at the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, DC, it is a setting of a poem by Rubén Darío, the Nicaraguan poet who initiated the Spanish-language literary movement known as modernismo and whose lifelong patron was progressive Latin American leader José Santos Zelaya, the composer’s great-great-grandfather.