I knew that Aaron Copland had written a single opera but I’d never heard any of it until I went to the Renee Fleming gala earlier this fall. The Utah Opera Chorus did an arrangement of “The Promise of Living” during one of Renee’s breaks and it was beautiful.
It’s also pretty perfect for Thanksgiving (it says “thanksgiving” and “harvest”!) so here it is to try for yourself.
The video is a little over the top but it has the lyrics (or you can read them here).