KATE LIGHT is a librettist, lyricist and poet in New York City. She is also a professional violinist and a member of the orchestra of the New York City Opera.
Kate’s works include the libretto of The Life and Love of Joe Coogan
, an opera adapted from an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show (composer: Paul Salerni
); Once Upon the Wind
, a one-act opera based upon the Russian folktale “The Soldier Who Captured Death” (composer: Theo Popov
, a musical-in-progress based on Ovid’s life and work (composer, Masatora Goya); the texts of Oceanophony
and Einstein’s Mozart: Two Geniuses
, for narrator and musicians; and four volumes of poetry, Einstein’s Mozart: Two Geniuses
, Gravity’s Dream
(Donald Justice Award), Open Slowly
, and The Laws of Falling Bodies
(Nicholas Roerich Prize, Story Line Press). Her lyrics for the song “Here Beside Me” are heard in Disney’s Mulan II
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