Prolific Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus has written in many forms, from choral to chamber to solo keyboard, but is best known for his vocal and choral writing, including his many operas.
- The Village Singer, opera in one act
Libretto by Michael Denis Browne after a story by Mary Wilkins Freeman.
June 9, 1979, St. Louis, Missouri
- The Woodlanders, romantic tragedy in three acts
Libretto by Colin Graham after the novel by Thomas Hardy.
June 17, 1982, St. Louis, Missouri
- The Postman Always Rings Twice, opera in two acts
Libretto by Colin Graham after the novel by James M. Cain.
June 13, 1985, St. Louis, Missouri
- Harmoonia, opera for children in one act
Libretto by Michael Denis Browne.
February 23, 1991, Opera Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
- The Woman at Otowi Crossing, opera in two acts
Libretto by Joan Vail Thorne after the novel by Frank Waters.
June 15, 1995, St. Louis, Missouri
- The Three Hermits, church opera in one act
Libretto by Michael Denis Browne after (inspired by) Leo Tolstoy.
April 24, 1997, House of Hope Church, St. Paul, Minnesota
- Summer, opera in two acts
Libretto by Joan Vail Thorne after the novella by Edith Wharton.
August 28, 1999, Berkshire Opera, Koussevitsky Arts Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
- Heloise and Abelard, opera in three acts
Libretto by Frank Corsaro.
April 24, 2002, The Julliard School, New York, New York
- Hester Prynne at Death
Libretto by Terry Quinn.
March 8, 2004
- The Star Gatherer, opera in one act
Libretto by Gene Scheer.
October 21, 2006
The composer's home page
An Unlikely Journey...
Interview with the composer at usoperaweb.com
Last update: January 1, 2009