Poet/composer/lyricist Mira J. Spektor has written chamber music, chamber operas & musicals, including The Housewives’ Cantata (lyrics by June Siegel), Lady of the Castle (based on Lea Goldberg’s Israeli play), The Passion of Lizzie Borden (poems by Ruth Whitman), Villa Diodati (about Mary Shelley, lyrics by Colette Inez) and Giovanni the Fearless (A Commedia del’Arte with book & lyrics by Carolyn Balducci); recital & cabaret songs and music for theater, film and TV; a book of poems, “The Road to November”; and has recorded for Concert Hall, Westminster and Guilde International du Disque, Original Cast Records, Capstone and AirPlay.
Her music scores (Georgina Press – BMI) include the feature film Double Edge (Faye Dunaway) and PBS documentaries, Art in Its Soul and Serious Comics. Her recent CDs include: The Housewives’ Cantata, Lady of the Castle, Mira Chante/French Love Songs, and Lullabies & Lovesongs. She is the Founder and has been the Artistic Director of The Aviva Players since 1975. She is also a member of BMI, Dramatist Guild, Opera America, League of Professional Theater Women. She holds a degree from Sarah Lawrence College and has also studied at Mannes College and Juilliard School.