One such workshop will be tomorrow evening, December 16, at Hulsey Recital hall on the campus of the University of Alabama Birmingham. The following is from a press release about that event:
"Mr. Landers' opera Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, based on the book by James Agee, is being written to celebrate the Alabama bicentennial. This event is the culmination of our second workshop of the opera and will include conversation with Mr. Landers about the creation of the opera, and a performance of selected arias from the new work. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the creation of a new work from its beginning, with the chance for the audience to ask questions as well."
To this writer's knowledge, a premiere date has not been set for the completed work.