Peter M. Webster

Academic Appointments

Director of Text and Dramatic Studies, Dartmouth Opera Lab

I believe that Art in all its aspects is essential to life, and that Music is the life-blood of that life. Dartmouth Opera Lab invites Dartmouth students to explore and develop their interest and love of singing and performing, and broaden their study and understanding of Music in all its forms. Dartmouth College is uniquely situated to take advantage of the diversity of interests of its students, and to provide them with instruction, mentoring and opportunities to develop and deploy their musical dreams.

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Non-Dartmouth Location
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Selected Publications

  • THE THIRTEEN CLOCKS, Opera based on the story by James Thurber. Music by Christopher Theofanidis; libretto by Peter M. Webster. Produced by Moores Opera Center, University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

  • LA MÚSICA DEL CIELO (Music from Heaven) A Pastorela (Shepherd's Play) in Spanish, with traditional and commissioned music. Author, Director, Musical Coordinator. Produced by Main Street Theater, MECA (Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts) Houston, Texas.

  • THE PASSION PLAY; a pastiche play with music from five Mystery Plays from the York and Wakefield cycles, with original text interpolated. Compiler, Editor and Author of original text; Director, Musical Coordinator. Produced by The Alley Theatre, Houston, Texas; and on tour to 10 different venues in Texas.