–LIBRETTOS & SONGS–
Bogin’s lyrics, in English and Spanish with a trace of Náhuatl, track multiple voices across five centuries, from the prophetic visions of a woman who foresees the conquest to the texts of contemporary activists and hackers trying to outwit and unrun the news in a world ravaged by violence.
–The Price of Silence–
A retired salesman in Argentina has lived for 30 years with a dark secret. Called to testify about his role in the Dirty Wars, he is torn between his conscience and his desire to protect his grown daughter. When she learns the about his past, she faces an even starker choice: to protect her father, or to uphold the truth.
–Salvador Allende’s Farewell–
For baritone & piano.
As librettist in residence in 2011-2012 of the American Lyric Theater‘s composer/librettist development program, was privileged to work with composers Jeffrey Dennis Smith, Theo Popov, Alla Borzova, and Jeremy Howard Beck under the extraordinary guidance of Mark Adamo, Lucy Arner, Cori Ellison and the project’s guiding spirit, Larry Edelson.