MILA: Great Sorcerer

Music by Andrea Clearfield
Libretto by Jean-Claude van Itallie & Lois Walden

An epic tale that originates in Tibet, elaborating on it to create a narrative that addresses shared human experiences, such as redemption and enlightenment.

This exciting new opera showcased at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater in NYC January 12 & 13 as part of the 2019 PROTOTYPE Festival

“Folk hero, singer, and spiritual teacher, Milarepa has been venerated for one thousand years. But as a child, directed by his mother, he wields black magic against the aunt and uncle that stole his inheritance, and destroys his entire village. His remorse sends him on a life journey from mass murder to enlightenment. Set to lush orchestration melding Eastern and Western sounds, his transformation and redemption into the most revered teacher of Tibetan Buddhism offer hope and spiritual wayfinding to all who regret acts of consequence and seek higher ground. ”

Lois talked with The Poughkeepsie Journal about MILA

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Traveller, Lois Walden


Discovery Records – 77073-2

Good News in Hard Times, Sisters of Glor

Good News in Hard Times

Sisters of Glory

Walden (LP, Album), Earth Records (2)ELPS-1001

Walden, Lois Walden


Walden (LP, Album), Earth Records (2)ELPS-1001



A one-woman show,directed by Barry Kleinbort. Arrangement & piano, Paul Greenwood.

Laurie Beechman Theatre NYC



Sisters of Glory

Lois Walden on stage with Sisters of Glo