“The most intimate and moving music of the evening.”

September 21, 2019

“The most intimate and moving music of the evening.”

-Boston Music Intelligencer


Today, the Boston Music Intelligencer published a review of Oliver’s new piece The Big Deception:

“The Big Deception”, is a duet for mother and daughter about the turbulent rules affecting green card and visa applicants. Melissa Joseph portrayed (mostly) Irene Da Silva, who was present in the front row audience to celebrate her 90th birthday and successful return to the U.S. after ten years of waiting in Brazil. Vera Savage portrayed (mostly) Ivete Souza, her adult daughter and co-author of the song text. Oliver Caplan, artistic director of Juventas and award-winning local orchestral composer, contributed the music for “The Deception;” this duet led off the ten-song collection commissioned by White Snake Productions and provided the most intimate and moving music of the evening.

CLICK HERE to read the full review

The Big Deception was performed in prelude to White Snake Projects’ world premiere opera, I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams. Hear it again tomorrow at 3:00pm.


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