"BEST NEW OPERA OF 1998” - USA TODAY
Composer Steve Mackey and Librettist’s Rinde Eckert’s one man tour-de-force opera commissioned by the Paul Dresher Ensemble and performed by Rinde Eckert and the Ensemble’s Electro-Acoustic Band. Premiered in Nov. 1998, it is based on the a true story of Donald Crowhurst, a man who in 1968 attempted to be the first to sail solo & non-stop around in the world. Rinde’s writing and performance are nothing short of astonishing. Recorded digitally live, Two CDs, 95 min..