your clear eye
FOR YOUR GRAMMY® CONSIDERATION
When award-winning composer Ricky Ian Gordon heard Jennifer Zetlan, he knew he had found something special. After working on his Opera Morning Star together, the deal was sealed. They simply had to record an album together. That album is Your Clear Eye, an album that means to move the listener towards innocence with a sense that what was soiled can be made right, through honesty, through dreams, through the impulse to serve, through the fires of grief and through one's own fallibility...
Renowned soprano, Jennifer Zetlan - with the support of the composer behind the keyboard - embodies Kushner (Harper’s monologues from “Angels in America”) Dickinson, and Plath on an album of never before recorded works by Ricky Ian Gordon.
Soprano Jennifer Zetlan is internationally recognized for her artistry and captivating stage presence. She has been seen and heard on opera and concert stages worldwide, as well as recital venues and on Broadway. In the current season, Ms. Zetlan performs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the American Museum of Natural History, reprising her role in Matt Aucoin’s Crossing with American Repertory Theatre, creating the title role of Rhoda in John Musto’s Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt for On Site Opera, and reprising her role as Fanny in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star.
Ricky Ian Gordon
Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956 in Oceanside, NY), studied piano, composition and acting, at Carnegie Mellon University. After moving to New York City, he quickly emerged as a leading writer of vocal music that spans art song, opera, and musical theater. Mr. Gordon’s songs have been performed and or recorded by such internationally renowned singers as Renee Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, Nathan Gunn, Judy Collins, Kelli O’Hara, Audra MacDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Nicole Cabell, Frederica Von Stade, Andrea Marcovicci, Harolyn Blackwell, Betty Buckley, and the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, among many others.