A CONTEMPORARY COMPOSER IN CHICAGO, IL
Music as Communication
"Rudolph’s music is decidedly post-minimalistic, characterized by complex rhythms and repeated figures...the vocal writing was singable and allowed for clarity of text even when the two voices sang different words simultaneously."
Katherine Buzard, Chicago Classical Review
"Rudolph’s score is attractively minimalist and, when sung, never unclear"
Patrick O'Brien, Chicagoland Musical Theatre
The Widow's will
October 1, 2021
An opera by Elizabeth Rudolph with librettist Bilal Dardai about the life and legacy of Hazel Johnson.
Commissioned and Presented as a Film by Chicago Fringe Opera for The Heroes Project with the Decameron Opera Coalition.
Upcoming performances of compositions by Chicago-based composer Elizabeth Rudolph
"We are all bastards"
"We are all Bastards" from Act2 Scene2 of Imogen by Elizabeth Rudolph. In this scene we see Leonate sung by baritone Ian Murrell.
Piano and music direction by Myron Silberstein.
Imogen is a full length, contemporary opera for 11 singers based on the play Cymbeline by Shakespeare.
This song was written in June 2020 and is dedicated to all of humanity who have lost loved ones in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sung by Brian Pember
Piano by Sarah Jenks
Poetry by Julie Ann Ball
Music by Elizabeth Rudolph.
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Elizabeth Rudolph is a Chicago-based composer and is sought after for art song, opera, choral, chamber, orchestral compositions and more.
"This is a place where I express my philosophy of art and talk about the creative process. Follow along to learn why create art and dive into my thoughts about the music business and what it's like to compose and sing classical music in the 21st century."
"Once I have a seed, I can use "tricks" I learned in music theory to grow the idea."
When I have an idea for a project, I sit down and think about the emotion or words that inspired me. I let my mind go a little fuzzy and wait for a musical idea. That is the magical moment, the part I can't describe. Once I have a seed, I can use "tricks" I learned in music theory to grow the idea. I turn that seed inside out and upside down. I can chop it up and sew it back together until I have something that starts to look like music. And then I edit it. And edit. And edit some more.
Excerpt from Rest days and talking about the indescribable
Photo by Elizabeth McQuern