He wrote his first opera at the age of 16.
So how do we write an opera about a house?
His story is one you could write an opera about.
So it was perhaps only a matter of time before someone wrote an opera about them.
It takes at least a year to write an opera.
It is sometimes called the first significant opera written by Americans.
After 1900 he spent most of his time writing operas.
He was only 31 years old and had written 34 operas.
Over history, operas written for children are few and far between.
He wrote five operas, which are all very different in style.